Following the resignation of two other advisors jobs, another top staffer is leaving Vice President Kamala Harris’ office. According to a statement released to CNBC, Vincent Evans, Harris’ deputy director of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, has accepted a key position with the Congressional Black Caucus.
The CBC is led by Black legislators who fight for problems that affect minorities across the country. Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, is the group’s chairwoman.
“I am deeply honored to be named the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus,” Evans said in the statement. “I started my career in Washington working for a member of the CBC, so I know firsthand the tremendous leadership and impact this caucus has in Congress and across the country.”
According to his LinkedIn profile, Evans was a political director for Harris during the transition and later maintained the same position while she was a candidate for vice president jobs in the run-up to the 2020 election.
According to a source aware of Evans’ departure, he is leaving on good terms with Vice President Biden and intends to keep his close relationship with her. This person clarified that the relocation had nothing to do with the other recent exits. According to data entry jobs and other sources, Harris backs Evans’ decision. The individual did not want to be identified in order to speak openly about the job transition.
Harris’ chief spokesperson, Symone Sanders, recently announced her retirement from the vice president’s office, calling her time there an “honor of a lifetime.” Last month, Ashley Etienne, the former communications director, left the company.
Beatty, the CBC chair, praised Evans, saying, “As a leader for effective change, Vincent will help the CBC reach greater heights and make substantive advances in 2022. Vincent knows the importance of developing critical relationships when it comes to public engagement, along with a variety of policy and leadership skills.”
Evans’ departure follows several claims that the vice president’s office was tense and dysfunctional. According to CNBC, Harris’ allies are criticizing her chief of staff, Tina Flournoy, for her treatment of Vice President Biden and her team. Officials in the White House’s West Wing have already expressed their displeasure with Harris, according to CNN. The White House and Harris’ team have previously played down the negative reports.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki called Harris in November a “vital partner” to President Joe Biden and a “bold leader who has taken on key, important challenges facing the country — from voting rights to addressing root causes of migration to expanding broadband.”