Taking a demotion for a job in the Department of Labor, Emma Riley, White House communications chief of staff, became the second person in the Biden-Harris team to hand in their resignation in a week. “It was an honor and privilege to serve POTUS and the American people at the White House,” Riley tweeted on Friday.
Riley noted that she will be working with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh. She previously worked for the former trade union official as an associate press secretary when he was mayor of Boston.
Riley is following Ashley Etienne, communication director for VP Kamala Harris — known as cackler-in-chief — out the door. Swapped around like a threadbare overcoat, (employment history) Etienne previously worked as an advisor to Nancy Pelosi — twice, between stints with the Obama administration. A White House official initially described Etienne as a “valued member” of the team then used the classic dodge stating she is leaving to “pursue other opportunities.” Both resignations came as recent polls indicate a sharp decline in the administration’s approval ratings.
Ill-prepared Harris is her own worst enemy. Public discontent with her, especially given that Biden is unable to respond to the rigors of the presidency, is evident as Harris’ recent approval rating was a dismal 28%* in a recent survey, an historically bleak number for a vice president, especially after less than a year in office.
This edition of USA TODAY was forced to headline its own polling numbers, showing, “A gloomy landscape for Democrats in Midterms as Biden’s approval rating drops to 38% in USATODAY/Suffolk poll.”
The Biden-Harris ticket is evidence that democrats will vote for anyone with a “D” after their names, regardless of their inability to lead.
*H/T The Daily Wire