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Simon Sanders, a senior adviser to Vice President Harris and his chief spokesman, will depart at the end of the year, in a sign of growing turmoil within the office.

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Sanders is the second top Harris aide to announce his departure in less than a month. Just two weeks ago, it emerged that Harris Communications director Ashley Etienne had resigned. Harris has been plagued by poor approval ratings and questions from Republican critics about his potential.

“Simone has served respectfully for three years,” a White House official told Granthshala News. “First as a valued member of the President’s 2020 presidential campaign, then as a member of his transition team and now as Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Adviser/Chief Spokesperson to the Vice President.”

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The White House official also told Granthshala News that President Biden and Harris are “grateful for Simone’s service and advocacy” and that she “will be missed.”

The official said Sanders would “serve through the end of the year.”

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