Symone Sanders To Leave Position With Vice President Kamala Harris' Office
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Symone Sanders has given her time and energy to the political efforts of the Democratic Party, and now will be putting her talents on the move once more. At the end of the year, Sanders will leave the office of Vice President Kamala Harris and her next moves are largely unknown.
POLITICO was the first to report on Sanders' impending exit from her role as senior adviser and chief spokesperson to Vice President Harris. In a note to her fellow staff members, Sanders shared that she'll leave the post at the end of 2021 and graciously thanked her team in the process.
"I'm so grateful to the VP for her vote of confidence from the very beginning and the opportunity to see what can be unburdened by what has been," Sanders wrote in the note "I'm grateful for Tina Flournoy and her leadership and her confidence as well. Every day, I arrived to the White House complex knowing our work made a tangible difference for Americans. I am immensely grateful and will miss working for her and with all of you."
Tina Flournoy is currently the chief of staff for Vice President Harris.
The move from Sanders did not come as a surprise as Flournoy shared via statements that the information was shared with Harris two months ago. Sanders joins another member of the Harris staff in Ashley Etienne, who will leave her post as the communications director for the office this month as well.
According to accounts, Harris' office was the site of internal conflict and overall disarray. Vice President Harris has kept a lower profile despite her historic achievements of becoming the first woman and first woman of color to achieve the second-highest office in the land.
Sanders is still one of the most dynamic Democratic strategists of her time and will no doubt lend her considerable talents elsewhere in the near future. In fact, speculation is bubbling up on Twitter that Sanders may join the campaign staff of Stacey Abrams, who recently announced she'll be running for governor in Georgia.
Symone Sanders is coming here to help get Stacey Abrams elected. https://t.co/OYCw2Z87J6 pic.twitter.com/0QiCdvS1OI
— Rae The Writer (@WriteAsRae) December 2, 2021
Because Symone Sanders is coming to Georgia to help get Stacey Abrams elected for Governor.
Stop trying to twist your story to fit your narrative.
— Angel Phinizee II (@Starphoenix26) December 2, 2021
Symone Sanders isn't leaving because of discord, you dingleberries.
She's going to Georgia to help Stacey Abrams.
Get a grip.
— KT (@sloyoroll01973) December 2, 2021
Axios wrote a half paragraph (which they claim to an article) with no Substance & used a unflattering photo of Symone Sanders to paint a BullSh!t narrative about VP Kamala Harris @VP just hire me as your Communications Director & I'll put a END to all of this pic.twitter.com/nMI2gn4GC9
— THEE 2RawTooReal (@2RawTooReal) December 2, 2021
R.E.S.E.C.T.Symone SandersToday, lifting up @SymoneDSanders who worked a challenging job. Working at the White House is no joke. Working for VP Harris who is a constant target of criticism had to be rough. Blessings on your new career journey. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/f96aWjh9Mq
— silverprincess (@marsha_vivinate) December 2, 2021
Still adore you for this Symone Sanders. #Shero pic.twitter.com/UfP4hSmF7A
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) December 2, 2021
Just got this @NBCNews alert on my phone about Symone Sanders leaving her position at VP's office. Read this and tell me how we win when this is all the average voters' hear, every day from ALL major media. I'm serious. Please read?
I'm enraged! pic.twitter.com/i8kiGWE6BT
— Shelly Freedom Gross (@cinderellaicius) December 2, 2021
All these fools freaking out over Symone Sanders. Stacey Abrams is running for governor, so I think it's pretty clear why Symone is leaving the White House.
— Becca (@Bexter50) December 2, 2021