Vice President Kamala Harris’ communications director resigned Thursday amid record-low poll numbers for Harris.
Most recently in charge of PR for Harris, Ashley Etienne was a longtime adviser for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) and worked in the Obama administration.
“Ashley is a valued member of the Vice President’s team, who has worked tirelessly to advance the goals of this administration,” a White House spokesperson said in a statement.
Etienne “is leaving the office in December to pursue other opportunities,” according to the White House.
The announcement comes days after CNN published an article claiming Harris staff is furious and that President Biden’s team has sidelined the vice president.
Harris pushed back against the report Thursday in an interview with Good Morning America.
When ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked if Harris feels underused by Biden, she responded: “No, I don’t,” and laughed.