Domestic policy adviser Rohini Kosoglu and director of speechwriting Meghan Groob are leaving Vice President Kamala Harris’ office
Vice president Kamala Harris‘ loss of two more key staff members is the latest resignation in her office since she became vice president in January 2021.
Rohini Kosoglu, Harris’ domestic policy adviser, announced her resignation from the position in August, and the director of speechwriting According to Politico, Meghan Groob is also said to be leaving her position after only four months in it. Kate Childs Graham, who announced her departure in February, has been replaced by Groob, as per Fox News.
Kosoglu has worked for Harris since she was a senator for almost six years. Prior to joining the vice president’s office, she would work on Harris’ presidential campaign and then on the transition team. Kosoglu announced her resignation so she can spend more time with her family.
The vice president praised Kosoglu as a “brilliant and trusted leader who has been at my side for years from the U.S. Senate to the campaign trail to the White House.”
“She has brought vision, strategic judgment, and a depth of experience as our administration has addressed some of the most urgent challenges facing our nation,” Harris said in a statement. “She is an exceptional public servant and I am enormously grateful for her service. Rohini will remain a valued advisor and friend.”
A recurring theme of Harris’ vice presidency has been the high employee turnover she had during her first two and a half years in office. She lost a number of aides in the latter half of 2021 and early in 2022.
Former press secretary Symone Sanders and communications director Ashley Etienne, who both announced their exits at the end of last year, are among the aides who have left Harris’ office.
Sabrina Singh, the deputy press secretary who worked under Harris until shortly after the now-vice president withdrew from the Democratic presidential primary this year, announced her retirement. Singh had departed in March to take on a new position within the executive branch. Additionally, Tina Flournoy, who helped with the transition and was Harris’ chief of staff, announced her resignation in April.
The most recent staff change occurs only a few weeks after the vice president’s office underwent a restructuring as a result of a slew of errors and reports of dysfunction.