One of President Trump’s most fiercest defenders is bowing out. Kellyanne Conway, Senior Counselor to the President, announced last night that she’s leaving the White House.
According to a statement shared on her Twitter account, she made the decision to leave to focus more on family. Her husband, George Conway, who has been an outspoken critic of the President, is also stepping back from his role at The Lincoln Project.
“I will be transitioning from the White House at the end of this month,” she wrote. “George is also making changes.We disagree about plenty but we are united on what matters most: thekids. Our four children are teens and ‘tweens starting a new academic year, in middleschool and high school, remotely from home for at least a few months. As millions ofparents nationwide know, kids “doing school from home” requires a level of attentionand vigilance that is as unusual as these times.”
George Conway tweeted his news as well.
Kellyanne says she’s grateful to the President for the time she’s had in the administration. She called the time spent in the White House “heady” but “humbling.”
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows called her departure a “big blow” to the administration.
“We certainly will be praying for her as she made this decision that some people will see … as a difficult decision,” he added. “But I believe if you ask Kellyanne Conway, she believes she made the right decision for her family,” Politico reported.
Conway will transition out of her role at the end of August.