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Kamala Harris' new press secretary deletes over 10,000 tweets just prior to taking the job

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The new spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris deleted over 10,000 tweets from her social media account just before she took on the new job.

CNN reported on Wednesday that Harris had tapped Kirsten Allen as her new press secretary months after Symone Sanders left the office vacant in December in order to join MSNBC. The job has been open since then.

Harris' office has been plagued with embarrassing stories that have led to staffers leaving or being fired.

Allen had previously worked as the deputy national press secretary and African American media director for Harris during her unsuccessful campaign to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2019.

According to the social media analytics tool Social Blade, Allen deleted more than 10,000 tweets in the span of one week between Jan. 2 and 10 earlier this year.

A spokesperson for Harris told Fox News that they had not been in contact with Allen until February, but the job had been open since December.

While those tweets were swiped from her account, Allen left up some tweets that were critical of then-candidate Joe Biden during the race for the Democratic nomination.

In one, Allen retweets a message criticizing Biden for not being enthusiastic enough about same sex marriages while praising Harris for being unapologetically in favor of same sex marriages.

A CNN report in November detailed how the vice president's office had clashed with Biden's office over what they saw as incompetence on her part. They complained that the vice president was often unprepared for official media briefings and for private meetings. Harris' communications director left the office soon after that report.

Staffers in Harris' office have reportedly accused the White House of purposely undermining Harris and of disrespecting her contributions to the administration.

Defenders of Harris have also accused her critics of being motivated by sexism and racism.

Here's more about the problems with Harris:

Cackle-Off: Kamala Harris vs. Hillary Clinton | @Pat Gray Unleashed www.youtube.com

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