Returning Saturday from a five-day trip to Paris, Vice President Kamala Harris faced staff defections, rivals blanketing cable news networks, and an onslaught on media leaks.
Aides worked overtime to prevent off-the-cuff foibles while abroad. But awaiting Harris in Washington was a near 5,000-word report detailing a slew of frustrations between the vice president, President Joe Biden, and assorted White House staff.
While Biden and Harris both face sinking poll numbers, Harris’s typically fall lower, calling into question their ability to rally Democrats ahead of next year’s midterm elections.
In Harris’s vice presidential office, turnover has sparked other repeated questions about the vice president’s longevity in the role and her prospects for future office.
On Thursday, the White House confirmed that Harris’s communications