The rumors started coming out Sunday afternoon, and late Sunday night were confirmed – White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is leaving the White House at the end of August, “gratefully and humbly.”
Conway’s 15-year-old daughter, Claudia, announced on Twitter Saturday that she was pushing from emancipation from her family.
i’m officially pushing for emancipation. buckle up because this is probably going to be public one way or another, unfortunately. welcome to my life
— CLAUDIA CONWAY (@claudiamconwayy) August 23, 2020
Claudia has long publicly disagreed with her mother’s political views and has been especially disdainful of her job with President Trump, but said she also disagreed with her father and tweeted to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), asking for an internship.
let me intern for you 🥺🥺 https://t.co/P9xF53kHmH
— CLAUDIA CONWAY (@claudiamconwayy) August 17, 2020
By Sunday morning, former Democrat presidential candidate Marianne Williamson pleaded with Claudia to handle the issues with her parents, and said, “Love has got to trump politics. It just has to.”
I don’t agree with your mother politically, Claudia, but she’s still your mom. I promise you your life ahead will be better if you handle your issues with her privately. I’m sure she’d go to counseling with you, if you don’t already. Love has got to trump politics. It just has to
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) August 23, 2020
Sunday night, Kellyanne Conway tweeted, “I’m leaving the White House. Gratefully & Humbly.”
I'm Leaving the White House. Gratefully & Humbly.
Here is my statement:https://t.co/MpYxVfrY2N
God Bless You All.
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) August 24, 2020
She attached a link to a statement, which reads:
The past four years have allowed me blessings beyond compare as a part of history on Election Night 2016 and as Senior Counselor to the President. It’s been heady. It’s been humbling.
I am deeply grateful to the President for this honor, and to the First Lady, the Vice President and Mrs. Pence, my colleagues in the White House and the Administration, and the countless people who supported me and my work. As many convention speakers will demonstrate this week, President Trump’s leadership has had a measurable, positive impact on the peace and prosperity of the nation, and on millions of Americans who feel forgotten no more.
The incredible men, women and children we’ve met along the way have reaffirmed my later-in-life experience that public service can be meaningful and consequential. For all of its political differences and cultural cleavages, this is a beautiful country filled with amazing people. The promise of America belongs to us all.
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.
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.
August 23, 2020
Minutes before Kellyanne Conway tweeted out her statement, her husband, George Conway, tweeted an announcement that he is “withdrawing from @Project Lincoln to devote more time to family matters.”
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.
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 24, 2020
In a time where more and more families are torn apart or feeling increased conflict over political matters, it’s good to see that both George and Kellyanne Conway stepped back from politics to attend to what’s most important in life.