Kamala Harris’ niece Meena, 36, is still using the VP’s name flog merch from her clothing line

Kamala Harris’ niece is still using the Vice President to flog her range of feminist sweatshirts – despite being ordered not to by the White House.

DailyMail.com can reveal that Meena Harris’s Phenomenal line is still listed on non-profit retail website Social Goods next to a quote from Harris.

A $59 ‘Ambitious’ sweatshirt appears next to a line from the Vice-President that reads: ‘There will be a resistance to your ambition, there will be people who say to you, ‘you are out of your lane.’

‘They are burdened by only having the capacity to see what has always been instead of what can be. But don’t you let that burden you.’

Meena, 36, was ordered to stop promoting her products using Harris’ name after the November 3 election.

At that point, she had already launched a range of gear featuring the ‘I’m speaking!’ quote that was used by Harris to check former Vice President Mike Pence during their debate.

But the mom-of-two has continued to cash in since then – launching a collection of ‘MVP’ [Madam Vice President] sweatshirts and collaborating with Beats by Dre on a set of limited-edition headphones featuring a quote from Harris’ acceptance speech.

Meena Harris is seen wearing one of her Ambitious sweatshirts

Meena Harris is seen wearing one of her Ambitious sweatshirts

White House lawyers have reportedly told Kamala Harris' niece, Meena, to stop using her aunt's status to build her brand

White House lawyers have reportedly told Kamala Harris' niece, Meena, to stop using her aunt's status to build her brand

White House lawyers have reportedly told Kamala Harris’ niece, Meena, to stop using her aunt’s status to build her brand

A $59 ‘Ambitious’ sweatshirt appears next to a line from the Vice-President that reads: ‘There will be a resistance to your ambition, there will be people who say to you, 'you are out of your lane.'

A $59 ‘Ambitious’ sweatshirt appears next to a line from the Vice-President that reads: ‘There will be a resistance to your ambition, there will be people who say to you, 'you are out of your lane.'

A $59 ‘Ambitious’ sweatshirt appears next to a line from the Vice-President that reads: ‘There will be a resistance to your ambition, there will be people who say to you, ‘you are out of your lane.’

Meena, 36, was ordered to stop promoting her products using Harris’ name after the November 3 election. At that point, she had already launched a range of gear featuring the ‘I’m speaking!’ quote (left ) that was used by Harris to check former Vice President Mike Pence

Meena, 36, was ordered to stop promoting her products using Harris’ name after the November 3 election. At that point, she had already launched a range of gear featuring the ‘I’m speaking!’ quote (left ) that was used by Harris to check former Vice President Mike Pence

A Phenomenal Woman t-shirt that retails for $35 is also available

A Phenomenal Woman t-shirt that retails for $35 is also available

Meena, 36, was ordered to stop promoting her products using Harris’ name after the November 3 election. At that point, she had already launched a range of gear featuring the ‘I’m speaking!’ quote (left ) that was used by Harris to check former Vice President Mike Pence

Although Meena has now removed the MVP line from her Phenomenal Clothing website, she has continued to push her products on Social Goods using her aunt’s name.

She also continues to sell an ‘I’m Speaking’ sweatshirt for $59 on her own website, although references to Harris have been taken out.

Social Goods also sells a children’s picture book called Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea for $18.99 – the name was inspired by Harris and Meena’s mother Maya.

The accompanying blurb also references the Vice-President, although it still refers to her as being a US Senator, and reads:

‘Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris is an empowering picture book about two sisters who work with their community to effect change, inspired by a true story from the childhood of her aunt, US Senator Kamala Harris, and mother, lawyer, and policy expert Maya Harris. ‘It’s an uplifting tale of how the author’s aunt and mother first learned to persevere in the face of disappointment and turned a dream into reality.’

On Sunday, a White House official scolded the 36-year-old in the Los Angeles Times, saying: ‘Some things can’t be undone. That being said: Behavior needs to change.’

Both Meena and Social Goods have been contacted for comment by DailyMail.com.

In a statement released through a PR firm to the LA Times last week, Meena said: ”Since the beginning of the campaign, I have insisted on upholding all legal and ethical standards and will continue to strictly adhere to the ethics rules of the Biden/Harris White House.

‘With regards to Phenomenal, it was always our plan to remove the likeness of the Vice President from the website before the Inauguration, and refrain from using her likeness in any products or campaigns going forward,’

Meena's mother, Maya (right, 53), was a single mother at 17. Kamala is center, Meena is left; Kamala Harris helped raise her niece

Meena's mother, Maya (right, 53), was a single mother at 17. Kamala is center, Meena is left; Kamala Harris helped raise her niece

Meena’s mother, Maya (right, 53), was a single mother at 17. Kamala is center, Meena is left; Kamala Harris helped raise her niece 

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

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

They were gifted to influencers a week before the inauguration

Meena worked with Beats By Dre on headphones with the slogan ‘The First But Not The Last’

Meena Harris' clothing brand Phenomenal also sold sweatshirts with MVP - Madam Vice President - and 'I'm speaking' on the front; she was told after election to stop hawking products with her aunt's picture on them

Meena Harris' clothing brand Phenomenal also sold sweatshirts with MVP - Madam Vice President - and 'I'm speaking' on the front; she was told after election to stop hawking products with her aunt's picture on them

Meena Harris’ clothing brand Phenomenal also sold sweatshirts with MVP – Madam Vice President – and ‘I’m speaking’ on the front; she was told after election to stop hawking products with her aunt’s picture on them

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

Meena is the daughter of Maya Harris, who was a single mother at 17. The Vice President helped raise her niece.

The 36-year-old lives in San Francisco, California, with husband Nikolas Ajagu, 37, and their two young daughters, and launched Phenomenal in 2017 on the back of the Women’s March in DC.

She uses her Instagram page to promote the clothes, regularly posting selfies of herself wearing the sweatshirts.

Meena also uses her social media to push her political views, which include support for the Defund The Police movement.

She has also created a range of t-shirts for her Phenomenal line promoting Black Lives Matter, and is also campaigning for the rights of migrant farmworkers.

Since the election, the 36-year-old has become a media fixture and has used interviews to promote Phenomenal and her latest children’s book Ambitious Girl, while talking about her aunt.

Meena has also spoken about how she gave up a high-flying job at Uber to launch the company, while husband Ajagu has taken leave from his job at Facebook to care for their daughters and allow her to focus on the brand full time.

In an interview with The Times of London last month, 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 run her business.

She told how 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.

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

Meena Harris with her husband Nikolas Ajagu, and daughters Amara (left) and Leela

Meena Harris with her husband Nikolas Ajagu, and daughters Amara (left) and Leela

Meena Harris with her husband Nikolas Ajagu, and daughters Amara (left) and Leela

Meena is not the only extended White House family member accused of cashing in in recent weeks.

President Biden’s son Hunter recently signed a million-dollar deal to write a memoir and has also faced scrutiny over allegations he used his White House connections to score business deals during the Obama administration.

Biden’s son-in-law Howard Krein has also come under the microscope due to his job at a healthcare investment firm that tells companies how to get a government contract.

The President’s brother Frank was also censured recently after his law firm advertised its ties to the Oval Office. 

The White House has emphasized its policy on possible conflicts of interest.

‘The president is committed to ensuring we have the most ethically vigorous administration in history,’ White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at the end of January. ‘And that is something that he’s conveyed publicly and privately as well.’

She also read the official White House policy: ‘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 that could reasonably be understood to imply his endorsement or support.’

Harris’ office follows the same guidelines, which were put into place partly because of questions that arose about former President Donald Trump’s family and how they may have profited off of his administration. His sons Don Jr and Eric kept the family real estate firm running during Trump’s White House tenure.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner held interests in a lifestyle brand and family real estate businesses while they served in (unpaid) positions in the White House.

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