The presidential campaign of California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris has been accused of treating staff “so poorly” and lacking “a real plan to win.”
The criticism came in the resignation letter of Kelly Mehlenbacher, the campaign’s state operations director, which was first reported by The New York Times on Friday. In Mehlenbacher’s letter, she asserted that she still believes Harris is the best Democratic candidate, but she could not continue to serve on the campaign under the current circumstances. Her decision, effective Saturday, came after the firing of multiple campaign aides without any prior notice.
“This is my third presidential campaign and I have never seen an organization treat its staff so poorly,” Mehlenbacher wrote, strongly criticizing campaign manager Juan Rodriguez and campaign chairwoman Maya Harris, the candidate’s sister. “With less than 90 days until Iowa we still do not have a real plan to win,” the resigning campaign official warned