Seen as a potential 2020 presidential contender, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., gained attention during Brett Kavanaugh hear ‘ s first confirmation, with her intense questioning. (Associated Press)
The chief of staff for Sen. Kamala Harris is leaving his post to work in a consultative role to their political action committee, a sign that the California Democrat may start the preparation to-2020-presidential candidacy.
Harris announced the departure of Nathan Barankin on Tuesday, the Sacramento Bee reported. Have Rohini Kosoglu, currently, Harris’ deputy chief of staff, as the Barankin is the replacement serves.
“Rohini has been an invaluable leader for our team, because we have fought for our shared values and the best of who we are as a country during these first two years,” says Harris, who won her election to succeed Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2016. “I would also like to thank Nathan for his service, he is a trusted Advisor, the build up is already essential to have a team here in Washington, continues to fight for the interests of Californians.”
Barankin join Harris ‘ Fearless for the people PAC. A veteran of California politics, Barankin has deep connections to the Democrats in Sacramento. He served previously as the top aide to Bill Lockyer, when he was Senate President pro tempore, and then attorney General.
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Barankin worked for Harris in 2011, when she was attorney-General as her chief of staff, deputy chief attorney general.
Harris join what is likely to be a crowded Democratic field for the year 2020. During this year’s midterm elections, they raised more than $2 million for her PAC donations of approximately $400,000 of that to other Democratic candidates.
They said they will be days of your decision to run for President after the holidays.
Another long-time Harris aide, Larry Wallace, resigned earlier this month after the bee asked Harris about 2017, in a settlement with a former employee who accused him of sex harassment, while they both served in the California Department of Justice.
The lawsuit from Danielle Hartley in 2016, was settled for $400,000, according to Harris, a great supporter of the #MeToo movement, introduced Wallace as the senior Advisor in their Sacramento field office.
“We knew nothing of this Problem and they take allegations of harassment very seriously,” Harris spokeswoman Lily Adams said in response to a small request of the newspaper. “This evening, Mr. Wallace for his resignation offered to the senator, and they accepted it.
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But some called into question Harris ‘ statement that she was not aware of the allegations after a report by the Equal Employment Rights and resolution office, which manages the issues relating to discrimination on the state DOJ. The report said that their Department was alerted, in October 2016, Hartley legal steps would operate.
“No one buys Kamala Harris’ statement, she knew, her top aide of 14 years was accused of sexual harassment, resulting in a $400K settlement,” GOP chair Ronna McDaniel wrote in a Twitter message.
Harris, the state DOJ left several months later for service in the U.S. Senate.
Dan Schnur, who served as communications director for the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and former California Gov. Pete Wilson, has a question Harris ‘ response to harassment allegations against Wallace.
Cord noted that Harris has been vocal in their opposition to the Supreme Court, judge Brett Kavanaugh in the midst of sexual misconduct allegations against him during his hearings in court.
“But if her longtime colleague and consultant Larry Wallace resigned from his position in the Senate office after the bee reported taxpayers a $400,000 harassment and retaliation settlement to be paid, Harris was prudent,” twine wrote in a guest post for the bee. “But Harris is considering a run for the presidency, and the level of media scrutiny that is focused on, if you decide to run like nothing she has experienced, such as a statewide candidate, or elected officials.”