Harris replaces chief of staff in latest VP office shakeup
Vice President Kamala Harris is naming Lorraine Voles as her new chief of staff, replacing Tina Flournoy who is leaving the administration, in the latest shakeup in her office, the White House said. Voles was brought into Harris' office by Flournoy last summer, as the vice president faced a flurry of negative headlines and staff departures. Harris, in a statement, praised the departing Flournoy, calling her a “valued advisor and confidant to me and tremendous leader for the office."news.yahoo.com
Harris selects new chief of staff as top aide departs White House
Tina Flournoy, Vice President Harris's chief of staff, is leaving the White House, becoming the latest and most senior Harris aide to depart in recent months. Her exit comes at a critical moment as Harris seeks to bolster her stature ahead of what could be tough midterms for the Democrats.washingtonpost.com
Biden aide charges "sabotage" of Harris after flood of damaging leaks
Top White House officials are mobilizing to defend Vice President Kamala Harris amid a gusher of leaks about dysfunction and infighting in her office.Driving the news: White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain told Axios in a statement: "The President's trust and confidence in her is obvious when you see them in the Oval Office together." Biden senior adviser Cedric Richmond said in an interview late Thursday night: "It’s a whisper campaign designed to sabotage her."Get market news worthy of your timnews.yahoo.com
VP Kamala Harris' spokesperson Symone Sanders pushes back against claims of secrecy and strife in office: 'We are not making rainbows and bunnies all day'
News reports on Wednesday cited sources who accused Tina Flournoy, Harris' chief of staff, of isolating Harris' allies in recent months.news.yahoo.com
Several longtime allies of Kamala Harris are being shut out by her chief of staff, with some having difficulty getting their phone calls returned: report
Tina Flournoy is a veteran of Washington politics, and she reportedly runs a tight ship when it comes to communicating with Harris, according to CNBC.news.yahoo.com
Harris takes on 'hard work' in 100 days as vice president
When President Joe Biden named Kamala Harris as his running mate, there were whispers about her ambition — would a former rival be a loyal soldier to a president she so sharply criticized on the campaign trail? Harris has become one of the administration’s most prominent advocates for Biden's agenda, standing alongside him at most of his major announcements and building a relationship that aides say is closer than most presidents had with their seconds-in-command. Harris has taken on one of the administration’s toughest tasks — addressing the root causes of migration to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America.news.yahoo.com
Meet Kamala Harris’ Unapologetically Black Senior Staff
Wright(Source BlackNews.com):Vice President-elect Kamala Harris‘ senior staff is shaping up to be a proper representation of the voters who are largely credited for her and Joe Biden‘s historic election. The last addition to Harris’ staff is Tina Flournoy, who was formally picked on Tuesday to be the vice president’s chief of staff. Flournoy is expected to work closely with Ashley Etienne, who was named as Harris’ chief communications director. Like Flournoy, Etienne has a wealth of experience working for Democrats, including being the special assistant to President Barack Obama and the cabinet communications director at the White House. Her national profile grew while serving as national press secretary for Bernie Sanders during his 2016 presidential campaign.thewestsidegazette.com
Kamala Harris announces new staff picks, marking first time women will hold top 3 spots in VP's office
Flournoy, a graduate of Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center, currently serves as chief of staff to former president Bill Clinton. Flournoy comes to Harris' team with years of political experience. Over the last 30 years, she's held several Democratic Party positions including her role as general counsel for the 1992 Democratic National Convention and counsel for the Democratic National Committee under chairmen Paul Kirk and Ron Brown. Additionally, Flournoy served as head of Governor Howard Dean's Democratic National Committee transition team. Kosoglu, who also served as chief of staff for Harris' presidential campaign, is a graduate of the University of Michigan and George Washington University.cnbc.com
Kamala Harris picks Tina Flournoy to be her chief of staff
Kamala Harris selected Tina Flournoy, who has served as chief of staff to President Clinton, to lead her vice presidential office when she and President-elect Joe Biden are sworn in next month, her transition team announced Thursday. Flournoy will lead a small office whose hires to date are all female and mostly women of color, all of whom will be working for the first woman and woman of color ever elected to national office. Symone Sanders and Ashley Etienne, announced last week as Harris’ press secretary and chief spokesperson, respectively, are both Black. Though Harris’ team is well-known in Washington, only Kosoglu, whom Harris called “one of my closest and most trusted aides,” has experience working with Harris. The current vice president, Mike Pence, has been in charge of the White House’s response to the coronavirus.latimes.com
VP-elect Harris picks Tina Flournoy to be her chief of staff
FILE- In this May 31, 2008 file photo, Tina Flournoy, then Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws committee member, during a hearing in Washington. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has named veteran Democratic strategist Tina Flournoy as her chief of staff. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has named Tina Flournoy, a veteran Democratic strategist and aide to the Clintons, as her chief of staff, the transition team announced Thursday. Flournoy has served as chief of staff for former President Bill Clinton since 2013. “Tina Flournoy is incredibly smart, strong, and skillful, with deeply rooted values.
The Latest: Biden: Trump inaugural presence important to US
WASHINGTON – The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):9:55 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden says it is important that President Donald Trump attend his inauguration only in the sense that it would demonstrate the nation’s commitment to a peaceful transfer of power between political rivals. ___8:45 p.m.Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have made a fresh push for President-elect Joe Biden to nominate New Mexico Gov. But $207.5 million came in after Election Day as Trump repeatedly – and falsely – claimed President-elect Joe Biden won due to voter fraud. Gina Raimondo has knocked down talk that she is in the running for President-elect Joe Biden’s secretary of health and human services. ___12:25 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden has tapped former Obama administration senior economic adviser Brian Deese to be director of the National Economic Council.