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Harris replaces chief of staff in latest VP office shakeup

April 21, 2022 GMT
FILE - Tina Flournoy, chief of staff to the Vice President, and Mazin Alfaqi, special adviser to the Vice President for the Northern Triangle, walk from a chinook helicopter to board Air Force Two to return to Washington, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in Palmerola, Honduras. Vice President Kamala Harris is naming Lorraine Voles as her new chief of staff, replacing Tina Flournoy who is leaving the administration, in the latest shakeup in her office, the White House said. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
FILE - Tina Flournoy, chief of staff to the Vice President, and Mazin Alfaqi, special adviser to the Vice President for the Northern Triangle, walk from a chinook helicopter to board Air Force Two to return to Washington, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in Palmerola, Honduras. Vice President Kamala Harris is naming Lorraine Voles as her new chief of staff, replacing Tina Flournoy who is leaving the administration, in the latest shakeup in her office, the White House said. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
FILE - Tina Flournoy, chief of staff to the Vice President, and Mazin Alfaqi, special adviser to the Vice President for the Northern Triangle, walk from a chinook helicopter to board Air Force Two to return to Washington, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in Palmerola, Honduras. Vice President Kamala Harris is naming Lorraine Voles as her new chief of staff, replacing Tina Flournoy who is leaving the administration, in the latest shakeup in her office, the White House said. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
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FILE - Tina Flournoy, chief of staff to the Vice President, and Mazin Alfaqi, special adviser to the Vice President for the Northern Triangle, walk from a chinook helicopter to board Air Force Two to return to Washington, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in Palmerola, Honduras. Vice President Kamala Harris is naming Lorraine Voles as her new chief of staff, replacing Tina Flournoy who is leaving the administration, in the latest shakeup in her office, the White House said. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
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FILE - Tina Flournoy, chief of staff to the Vice President, and Mazin Alfaqi, special adviser to the Vice President for the Northern Triangle, walk from a chinook helicopter to board Air Force Two to return to Washington, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, in Palmerola, Honduras. Vice President Kamala Harris is naming Lorraine Voles as her new chief of staff, replacing Tina Flournoy who is leaving the administration, in the latest shakeup in her office, the White House said. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is naming Lorraine Voles as her new chief of staff, replacing Tina Flournoy who is leaving the administration, in the latest shakeup in her office, the White House said.

Voles was brought into Harris’ office by Flournoy last summer, as the vice president faced a flurry of negative headlines and staff departures. She was Vice President Al Gore’s communications director and an adviser to then-Sen. Hillary Clinton in 2008.

Harris, in a statement, praised the departing Flournoy, calling her a “valued advisor and confidant to me and tremendous leader for the office.”

Harris’ deputy chief of staff, Michael Fuchs, is also leaving the White House in the coming weeks. Harris’ national security adviser, Nancy McEldowney, stepped down last month and her spokesperson, Symone Sanders, left the White House in December.

The staff reshuffling was first reported by the Washington Post.