The president’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway has announced that she is leaving the White House to attend to family matters.
It came shortly after her daughter, Claudia Conway, said she would seek emancipation from her parents and that she was “devastated” that her mother was speaking at the Republican National Convention.
It appears the split in the family’s politics have come to a head. George Conway is a liberal and harsh critic of the president.
“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,” Kellyanne Conway wrote. “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.”
She explained that she will transition from the White House next week.
“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,” she said.
At the same time, George Conway wrote on Twitter that he is backing out of the Lincoln Project, which has the mission of destroying the president’s reelection. He said he fully supports the project but intends to spend more time with his family.