(PresidentialWire.com)- On Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris’s national security advisor Nancy McEldowney became the tenth Veep staffer to head for the exits.
McEldowney, who has worked for Harris since the Veep took office last January, said in an internal memo that she was stepping down to “focus on some pressing personal matters.”
How much do you want to bet one of her “pressing personal matters” was to give herself a much-needed break from having to constantly remind Kamala Harris that Ukraine is not a member of NATO?
McEldowney will be replaced by the Veep’s deputy national security advisor Philip Gordon who is no doubt trying to figure out ways to get Kamala to read her briefing materials to minimize the likelihood that she makes a fool of herself on her next overseas trip.
A former US ambassador to Bulgaria and onetime director of the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, McEldowney advised both the Veep and President Biden on several foreign policy issues, including the bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan and the administration’s negotiations with Iran to restart the failed nuclear deal.
It’s probably a good thing she’s leaving then.
In a statement Monday, Vice President Harris thanked McEldowney for her “invaluable counsel” and praised her “exceptional talent, deep expertise, and leadership navigating complex challenges.”
If Kamala Harris is evidence of McEldowney’s “invaluable counsel,” her counsel isn’t particularly valuable.
Now Nancy McEldowney joins the other nine Harris staffers to have “former” added to their title. The other nine are former director of digital strategies Rajun Kaur, former director of advance Karly Satkowiak, former deputy director of advance Gabrielle DeFranceschi, former communications director Ashley Etienne, former chief spokeswoman Symone Sanders, former director of press operations Peter Velz, former deputy director of public engagement Vince Evans, former speechwriting director Kate Childs Graham, and former deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh.
Sabrina Singh announced just last Thursday that she was fleeing the sinking SS Veep to take a position at the Department of Defense.
Now might be a good time to start taking bets on how long it will take before staffer number eleven bolts for the exits.