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Kamala Harris’ niece Meena STOPS selling clothing using the vice president’s name

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Kamala Harris’ niece has stopped selling clothing using the vice president’s name after flying to the inauguration on a private jet paid for by a Biden donor and writing a children’s book about her famous aunt. 

Meena Harris, 36, no longer sells her range of t-shirts and swimsuits named after her relative, Politico reports.  

Their removal follows a pledge by the Biden administration that the president and vice president’s family ‘will uphold the highest ethical standards’. 

She was told a day after the inauguration to remove them from her site by transition ethics lawyers, Fox New reports. 

Meena’s name had also previously featured as a collaborator on a t-shirt sold on the Biden campaign store; it was later removed.  

A White House official said of that decision: ‘For appearance sake, Meena’s name was removed because we didn’t want to make it seem or appear that she would be benefiting or profiting from the campaign.’ 

Her clothing brand Phenomenal had also sold sweatshirts with MVP – Madam Vice President – and ‘I’m speaking’ on the front, referencing Kamala’s line to former Vice President Mike Pence during their debate, before their removal.

Meena Harris, 36, no longer sells her range of t-shirts and swimsuits with her aunt’s name following a pledge by the Biden administration to ‘uphold the highest ethical standards’

Meena also worked with Beats By Dre on headphones with the slogan 'The First But Not The Last'

They were gifted to influencers a week before the inauguration

Meena also worked with Beats By Dre on headphones with the slogan ‘The First But Not The Last’; they were gifted to influencers a week before the inauguration

A collaboration between Meena and Beats By Dre also featured the slogan ‘The First But Not The Last’. The headphones were gifted to influencers. The vice president’s team had not been made aware of that venture, Axios reported at the time. 

The Stanford and Harvard Law graduate had shared clips from her trip to DC on board the plane to her Instagram stories. 

And her new production company with former Obama White House staffer Brad Jenkins also produced an advert for the Supermajority Education Fund the day before the inauguration. It is not known if she was paid for the work, Fox News reports.

In a statement the VP office said: ‘The Vice President and her family will uphold the highest ethical standards and it’s the White House’s policy that the Vice President’s name should not be used in connection with any commercial activities that could reasonably be understood to imply an endorsement or support.’

A book that she wrote about her mother and aunt, Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea, was published in June 2020 and so did not break any ethics laws. 

But it is unclear if she continues to make money from the story, which is number four on the New York Times bestseller list. 

She says that her new book, Ambitious Girl, is designed to inspire young children. 

A book that she wrote about her mother and aunt, Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea, is number four on the New York Times bestseller list

A book that she wrote about her mother and aunt, Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea, is number four on the New York Times bestseller list

New ethics rules ‘are likely to be more restrictive than the rules that governed the Obama administration’, The Washington Post had reported in December. 

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday: ‘It’s the White House’s policy that the president’s name should not be used in connection with any commercial activities to suggest or in any way, in any way they could reasonably be understood to imply his endorsement or support.’ 

Meena’s mother, Maya, 53, was a single mother at 17. It is not known who her biological father is.

But her stepdad, Tony West, is the former associate attorney-general of the United States and now chief legal officer for Uber.

Meena also previously worked in the policy departments of the ride share app and at Slack.

Meena's mother, Maya, 53, right, was a single mother at 17. It is not known who her biological father is. Kamala is center, Meena is left

Meena’s mother, Maya, 53, right, was a single mother at 17. It is not known who her biological father is. Kamala is center, Meena is left

Meena's clothing brand Phenomenal also sold sweatshirts with MVP - Madam Vice President - and 'I'm speaking' on the front, referencing Kamala’s line to former Vice President Mike Pence during their debate. Meena is pictured with Kamala, right

Meena’s clothing brand Phenomenal also sold sweatshirts with MVP – Madam Vice President – and ‘I’m speaking’ on the front, referencing Kamala’s line to former Vice President Mike Pence during their debate. Meena is pictured with Kamala, right

In an interview with The Times of London on Saturday Meena said her partner gave up his high-flying tech job in San Francisco to be a stay-at-home father to their two daughters, and free her to write feminist children’s books and run her business.

She told how Nikolas Ajagu, who she met while working in the tech industry, decided he wanted to be a full-time father to Amara, four, and two-year-old Leela.

Ajagu left his job as the Global Head of Partnerships at Facebook to raise their children, she told the paper. It was unclear if he has since returned: his LinkedIn page says he still works for the company.

On the day of the inauguration won praise from sneakerheads for his stylish $2,000 Dior Air Jordan 1s.

‘We do not ascribe to the traditional gender role thing in our house,’ she said.  

In an interview with The Times of London on Saturday Meena said her partner gave up his high-flying tech job in San Francisco to be a stay-at-home father to their two daughters, and free her to write feminist children's books and run her business

In an interview with The Times of London on Saturday Meena said her partner gave up his high-flying tech job in San Francisco to be a stay-at-home father to their two daughters, and free her to write feminist children’s books and run her business

Nikolas Ajagu, won praise from sneakerheads for his stylish $2,000 Dior Air Jordan 1s on the day of the inauguration. He is pictured with the couple's daughters

Nikolas Ajagu, won praise from sneakerheads for his stylish $2,000 Dior Air Jordan 1s on the day of the inauguration. He is pictured with the couple’s daughters

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