Sabrina Singh, deputy press assistant for Kamala Harris, is moving on and heading over to the Pentagon. She is the latest in a lengthy line of staff to leave Kamala’s office in the middle of tales of her inadequate management and incredibly toxic office. Singh leaves after Kamala’s recent journey overseas which got mixed reviews.
Singh joined Kamala’s team while she was still a Senator in March 2020. Singh’s resignation leaves just one of the four-person senior press team that began with Harris as vice-president– Herbie Ziskend, that will certainly be elevated to senior advisor for communications. She previously gained experience on the presidential campaigns of Michael Bloomberg and Corey Booker. Singh is staffer number 9 to leave the vice-president’s office dating back to June.
Singh’s departure follows that of communications director Ashley Etienne and senior adviser and chief spokesperson Symone Sanders, both of whom left at the end of 2021.
Ernesto Apreza, Harris’ senior adviser for public engagement, will become deputy press secretary. Assistant press secretary Rachel Palermo, who worked on the transition team after serving on Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign, will serve as deputy communications director.
It isn’t clear if Singh’s resignation is because of the current shakeup of Kamala’s press group or if it belongs to new communications director Jamal Simmons’ initiatives to transform direction in the workplace. Both Biden and Kamala are venturing out even more as well as taking trips to counter their abysmal survey numbers. The trouble with that strategy is that both Kamala and also Sleepy Joe are gaffe-prone on the best of days and downright worthless behind a microphone. Simmons said, “We will miss her institutional knowledge, strategic counsel and rapid-fire e-mail fingers.”
A currently removed tweet published on Kamala’s main Twitter account was erased and re-posted on Tuesday after her return from Europe. It included a Kamala gaffe where it looks as though Kamala is including Ukraine in NATO. Kamala’s gaffe was primarily an extension of her collection of misspeaking about U.S policy. She tweeted that the United States is supporting Ukraine “in defense of the NATO alliance” which implies that Ukraine is a part of NATO. It is not.
“When I was in Poland, I met with U.S. and Polish service members, thanking them for standing with our NATO allies for freedom, peace, and security,” a tweet from the @KamalaHarris account stated. “The United States stands firmly with the Ukrainian people in defense of the NATO alliance.”
The remarks made in the tweet, which featured a photo of Harris greeting American and Polish service members, come on the heels of similar statements she made while addressing House Democrats over the weekend at the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) winter meeting in D.C.
“Russia’s invasion threatens not just Ukraine’s democracy, it threatens democracy and security across Europe,” Harris said. “So I will say what I know we all say, and I will say over and over again: The United States stands firmly with the Ukrainian people in defense of the NATO alliance.”
After those unfortunate words came out of her mouth, life became difficult for her staff. The White House edited the records of her comments, changing her words to look as though she effectively spoke. The transcript was modified to add “and” to make it look like she claimed the United States supports Ukraine while it safeguards bordering NATO countries.
And, this is where we learned that the DNC takes care of Kamala’s Twitter account. The DNC published a tweet with the initial quote regarding the NATO partnership and afterward removed it to change it with the engineered variation. Is this the first we are finding out that the DNC is playing the role of social networks manager for Kamala?
A new version of the tweet posted Tuesday night now reads: “When I was in Poland, I met with U.S. and Polish service members, thanking them for standing with our NATO allies for freedom, peace, and security. The United States stands firmly with the Ukrainian people and in defense of the NATO alliance.”
When I was in Poland, I met with U.S. and Polish service members, thanking them for standing with our NATO allies for freedom, peace, and security.
The United States stands firmly with the Ukrainian people and in defense of the NATO alliance. pic.twitter.com/Mt4vzAWglg
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) March 16, 2022
No matter if Kamala just misspoke or if she was relaying an extra hostile tone than bumbling Biden has actually supplied on the United States’ support of Ukraine within NATO commitments, her blunder played right into Putin’s hands. He is wanting to annex Ukraine to push away NATO impact in the region. Ukraine is aiming for the future and wants to be a component of democracy-oriented nations, the reverse of what Putin desires for Ukraine. He expects Zelensky to hand down getting NATO membership as part and parcel of an offer to end his illegal invasion into Ukraine. Zelensky has even signaled he may go along with that terms.
Exactly how is that revamping of Kamala’s office going? It doesn’t resemble a workplace that is improving. With Kamala marked to be hidin’ Biden’s person to take care of partnerships with foreign leaders, taking a trip abroad to reassure everybody that the United States isn’t entirely rudderless in international policy, it’s going to be a really lengthy 3 more years.