White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is stepping down from her job at the end of the month to focus on her family, The Washington Post reported. Her husband, George, who is vocally anti-Trump and is also the head of the anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project, is stepping down from his public visibility as well.
In a statement, Conway noted that her four children are teenagers and ‘tweens, and that they’re starting school soon. Like millions of other kids across the country, they’ll be getting their instruction via remote learning and “‘doing school from home’ requires a level of attention and vigilance that is as unusual as these times,” she said.
“This is completely my choice and my voice. In time, I will announce future plans. For now, and for my beloved children, it will be less drama, more mama,” she said.
George Conway is also taking some time off. In a tweet, he said that he’s going to stay off social media for a while and take a break from managing The Lincoln Project.
“So I’m withdrawing from @ProjectLincoln to devote more time to family matters. And I’ll be taking a Twitter hiatus. Needless to say, I continue to support the Lincoln Project and its mission. Passionately,” he wrote.
The couple’s marriage has been an “object of fascination” for many, as Washington Post writer Ashley Parker described. While Kellyanne Conway is employed by Trump and is, indeed, one of his most steadfast and reliable lieutenants, her husband heads an organization devoted to making sure the president is not reelected. He has also claimed Trump is not mentally fit to lead the United States.
Trump, for his part, has more than once publicly attacked Conway’s husband, calling him a “stone cold LOSER & husband from hell,” among other things.
The duo’s daughter, Claudia, is also anti-Trump. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the 15-year-old caused a stir on social media over the weekend when she suggested she was either going to apply for emancipation — a legal process by which minors are granted a degree of autonomy over their lives, apart from their parents — or run away from home. The teen, who had used her online accounts to rail against the president, was apparently set off by the news that her mother would be speaking at the Republican National Convention.
However, Conway’s eldest daughter later clarified on Twitter that she needed to take a break from social media and asked her followers not to hate her parents.