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Panic on Pennsylvania Ave. as Another White House Staffer Jumps Ship

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If we were going to assign some sort of rating to the first ten months of the Biden administration, there’s a fairly good chance that we’re talking about a C or C-…maybe a B- from some of the more obliviously hopeful Democrats.

That is to say:  It’s been a mess.   It’s been ineffective.  It’s been…meh.

And, for White House staffers who’ve been waiting for their moment to shine, there has been no opportunity for that.  There’s nowhere to go if the White House is doing nothing.

To put an exclamation point on this realization, we are witnessing yet another White House staffer heading for the hills.

Emma Riley, the White House communications chief of staff, announced in a Friday tweet that she is leaving the West Wing and will be joining the Labor Department.

“It was an honor and privilege to serve @POTUS and the American people at the @White House … I’m excited to be moving down Pennsylvania Ave and traveling around the country with @SecMartyWalsh and @USDOL,” wrote Riley.

The move quickly follows another high profile adios.

In addition to Riley’s departure from the White House, Vice President Kamala Harris’ communications director resigned on Thursday amid reports of turmoil within the East Wing.

Ashley Etienne, a longtime top adviser to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., served as Pelosi’s communications director twice, and also in the Obama White House.

“Ashley is a valued member of the Vice President’s team, who has worked tirelessly to advance the goals of this administration,” a White House official told Fox News. “She is leaving the office in December to pursue other opportunities.”

These departures come amid concerns about a general tumult in the Executive Branch that the White House only feebly denied in a tweet from Press Secretary Jen Psaki that came at the desperate time of 9pm on a Sunday night.

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