Kamala Harris loses editor Megan Groob and domestic policy adviser Rohini Kosoglu

VP’s staff run out the door: Kamala Harris loses editor Megan Groob after just 4 months on the job AND her longest-serving aide and domestic policy adviser Rohini Kosoglu

  • Editor-in-chief Meghan Groob leaves after taking office in April
  • The vice president is set to lose one of her closest and longest-serving aides, domestic policy adviser Rohini Kosoglu
  • Groob had replaced Kate Childs Graham, who left at the end of February
  • Prior to the White House, Groob worked as a speechwriter for Bill Gates and editorial director at Gates Ventures
  • Kosoglu, 38, previously served as chief of staff in Harris’ Senate office and during his short presidential campaign
  • Kosoglu cited a desire to spend more time with his young family as his reason for leaving.

According to a report, Vice President’s editor Kamala Harris is leaving after just four months on the job, as is her domestic policy adviser and longest-serving aide.

Meghan Groob is leaving after taking office in April, according to Politico. Groob had replaced Kate Childs Graham, who left at the end of February. Prior to the White House, Groob worked as a speechwriter for Bill Gates and editorial director at Gates Ventures.

The same day Groob’s departure was leaked, The Washington Post reported that the vice president was set to lose one of her closest and longest-serving aides, Rohini Kosoglu.

Kosoglu, 38, previously served as chief of staff in Harris’ Senate office and during his short presidential campaign.

Staffers in the vice president’s office have jumped ship after a year full of messaging errors and a barrage of personal attacks on the vice president, combined with low poll numbers and viral rumors of toxicity within the office and to tensions between the offices of Harris and President Biden.

According to a report, the vice president’s editor Kamala Harris is leaving the post after just four months on the job, as is her domestic policy adviser and longest-serving aide.

Meghan Groob leaves after taking office in April, according to Politico

Meghan Groob leaves after taking office in April, according to Politico

The same day Groob's departure was leaked, The Washington Post reported that the vice president was set to lose one of her closest and longest-serving aides, Rohini Kosoglu.

The same day Groob’s departure was leaked, The Washington Post reported that the vice president was set to lose one of her closest and longest-serving aides, Rohini Kosoglu.

Kosoglu, who has three children under the age of 10, cited a desire to spend more time with his family as the reason for his departure and rejected the idea that his departure should be interpreted as part of the instability pattern of the personal, according to the Post.

“It’s been six years and she understands that my family is looking forward to this time and that I will always be there if they need reliable information or advice,” Kosoglu said of Harris, her longtime boss. “Even during this time, she has been an invaluable source of support and guidance for me in making this decision.”

Today’s departures mean that at least 15 Harris staffers have left the vice president’s office in the past year. The vice president’s office could employ up to about 50 people at any one time.

In the spring, Harris chief of staff Tina Fluornoy, deputy chief of staff Michael Fuchs, deputy communications director Sabrina Singh and national security adviser Nancy McEldowney all left the office. This followed the departure of several other high-profile aides, including chief spokesperson Symone Sanders and communications director Ashley Etienne.

Groob’s departure comes after Harris fumbled a transportation speech earlier this week.

On the issue of improving access to transport for workers, Harris said: “Together, we are expanding access to transport. Looks like maybe it’s a small problem, it’s a big problem.

“You have to get to where you need to go, and you have to be able to get to where you need to go, get the job done, and get home.”

It’s just the latest in a litany of clumsy blunders the vice president has seemed unable to shake.

Harris left her eyebrows furrowed earlier this week when she garbled a response during an interview with CBS News.

She was asked if past Democratic-majority congresses and liberal administrations had failed to codify abortion access in the five decades since Roe v. Wade in 1973.

“I think, to be very honest with you, I think we should have believed rightly, but we certainly think some of the issues are just settled. Some issues are just ironed out,’ Harris said in the Face The Nation interview.

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