Kamala Harris loses chief speechwriter Megan Groob and domestic policy adviser Rohini Kosoglu
Vice President’s staff rush to the door: Kamala Harris loses chief speechwriter Megan Groob after only 4 months in office AND her senior assistant and domestic policy adviser Rohini Kosoglu
- Chief speechwriter Meghan Groob is leaving the company after taking the job in April
- The vice president will lose one of her closest and longest-serving aides, domestic policy adviser Rohini Kosoglu
- Groob had replaced Kate Childs Graham, who left in late February
- Prior to the White House, Groob worked as a speechwriter for Bill Gates and as editorial director at Gates Ventures
- Kosoglu, 38, previously served as chief of staff in Harris’ Senate office and in her short-lived presidential campaign
- Kosoglu cited the desire to spend more time with her young family as the reason for her departure
Vice President Kamala HarrisAccording to a report, the chief speechwriter is leaving after only four months in office, as is her domestic policy adviser and longest-serving employee.
Meghan Groob is leaving the company, having just started the job in April Politically. Groob had replaced Kate Childs Graham, who left in late February. Before the White House, Groob worked as a speechwriter for Bill Gates and Editor-in-Chief at Gates Ventures.
Groob’s departure was leaked the same day Washington Post reported that the vice president would lose one of her closest and longest-serving aides, Rohini Kosoglu.
Kosoglu, 38, previously served as chief of staff in Harris’ Senate office and in her short-lived presidential campaign.
The staff in the vice president’s office have walked out after a year of messaging errors and a spate of personal attacks on the vice president, combined with low poll ratings and viral rumors of office toxicity and tensions between Harris’ and President Biden’s offices.
Vice President Kamala Harris’ chief speechwriter is leaving her job after just four months, according to a report, as is her domestic policy adviser and longest-serving aide
Meghan Groob is leaving the company after only starting the job in April, according to Politico
On the same day that Groob’s departure was announced, the Washington Post reported that the vice president would lose one of its closest and longest-serving associates, Rohini Kosoglu
Kosoglu, who has three children under the age of 10, cited a desire to spend more time with her family as a reason for leaving and dismissed the idea that her departure should be read as part of the pattern of staff instability, according to the Post.
“It’s been six years and she understands that my family is really looking forward to this time and that I will always be here if she needs any trusted 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 to make this decision.”
Today’s departures mean that at least 15 Harris employees left the vice president’s office in the past year. The office of the vice president could employ up to about 50 people at any given 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 left the office. This followed the departure of several other top advisers, including chief spokeswoman Symone Sanders and communications director Ashley Etienne.
Groob’s departure comes after Harris messed up a transport speech earlier this week.
Referring to improving transit access for workers, Harris said, “Together we are expanding transit access. It may seem like a small problem, it’s a big problem.’
“You have to get going and be able to get where you need to go to get the job done and get home.”
It’s just the latest in a whole litany of awkward misstatements the vice president can’t seem to shake.
Harris frowned earlier this week when she muddled a response during an interview with CBS News.
She had been asked if previous Democratic-majority Congresses and Liberal governments had failed to increase access to abortion in the five decades since the Roe v. Failing to codify Wade in 1973.
“To be honest I think we should have been right to believe, but we certainly believe certain issues are simply settled. Certain issues are being resolved right now,” Harris said in an interview with Face The Nation.