Symone Sanders, chief spokesperson for vice president Kamala Harris, is leaving the White House. Her resignation had been expected by Harris’s staff, according to CNN.
Sanders is the second high-profile exit from Harris’s staff in the past month. The vice president’s communications director, Ashley Etienne, announced her departure on Nov. 18.
After coming on board as a senior advisor on the Biden campaign staff in 2019, Sanders joined the White House staff as deputy assistant to the president before moving over to the vice president’s staff. During the 2016 campaign, she was national press secretary for Bernie Sanders.
Her exit follows reports of conflict among Harris’s staff members. The Washington Post reports that Peter Velz, director of press operations, and Vince Evans, deputy director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the vice president’s office, are also planning to leave.
Sanders has not indicated where she will be heading next or exactly when she will leave the vice president’s office.