Daily US Times: Kellyanne Conway, a White House counselor, announced on Sunday evening that she will leave her post at the end of the month while George Conway, her husband, said he was withdrawing from The Lincoln Project, both citing a need to focus on their family.
Kellyanne Conway said in a statement: “I will be transitioning from the White House at the end of this month. George is also making changes.”
“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,” the statement added.
Few minutes earlier of Kellyanne’s statement, 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.”
Kellyanne Conway is scheduled to speak at this week’s Republican National Convention, but now it is unclear if she will still do it.
One of the Conways’ high school-aged daughters has attracted attention on social media about her family and their political views over the last several months.
Her accountment of leaving the White House marks an abrupt end to Kellyanne Conway’s high-profile time in the White House where she earned a reputation as one of the President’s fiercest — and most controversial — defenders. She landed her position in 2016 after becoming the first female campaign manager to win a presidential election.
But in recent days, political tension with her husband had spilled into public view.
George Conway is a Washington lawyer and was considered for multiple Justice Department posts early in Trump’s tenure, but he quickly emerged as a prominent critic of the President.
He has previously said that the President is “guilty” of being unfit for office, called for Congress to remove the “cancer” of Trump from the presidency and openly questioned Trump’s mental health.
His opposition to Mr Trump took on new meaning when he joined The Lincoln Project.
Each of the Lincoln Project principals had aligned themselves with the “NeverTrump” movement in the 2016 election and have been outspoken critics of the Republican Party and Trump ever since.
Last year, Trump himself rebuffed George Conway, labeling him “Mr. Kellyanne Conway” in a tweet.
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