Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor announced Sunday evening she will leave her post at the end of the month while her husband, George Conway, said he was withdrawing from the Lincoln Project, both citing a need to focus on their family.
In a statement, Kellyanne said, “I will be transitioning from the White House at the end of this month. George is also making changes.”
She also added that, “We disagree about plenty but we are united on what matters most : the kids. Our four children are teens and tweens starting a new academic year, in middle school and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months. As millions of parents nationwide know, kids doing school from home requires a level of attention and vigilance that is as unusual as these times.”
George Conway tweeted that he was withdrawing from the Lincoln Project , a group formed by anti-Trump Republicans to “devote more time to family matters.”
One of the Conway’s high school aged daughters has generated attention on social media about her family and their political views over the last several months.
A Washington lawyer who has considered for multiple justice department posts early in Trump’s tenure, George Conway quickly emerged as a prominent critic of the President.
He has previously said that Trump is guilty of being unfit for office, called for Congress to remove the cancer of Trump from the presidency and openly questioned the President’s mental health. His opposition took on new meaning when he joined The Lincoln project. Lincoln Project principals had aligned themselves with the Never Trump movement in the 2016 election and have been outspoken critics of Trump and the Republican Party ever since.
Trump himself rebuffed George Conway last year, labelling him “Mr. Kellyanne Conway” in a tweet. George Conway, had said in a tweet thread, that I may be taking a Twitter hiatus soon, before listing out some of his critical op-eds about the President. Kellyanne, said that “The incredible men, women and children we have met along the way have reaffirmed my later-in-life experience that public service can be meaningful and consequential.”
Kellyanne said, “For all its political differences and cultural cleavages, this is a beautiful country filled with amazing people. The promise of America belongs to us all. It is completely my voice and my choice. In time, I will announce future plans. For now, and for my beloved children, it will be less drama, more mama.”