NEW YORK (1010WINS) -- Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway is leaving the White House at the end of month, she announced in a statement Sunday night.
"I will be transitioning from the White House at the end of this month ... This is completely my choice and my voice. In time, I will announce future plans," she said.
Conway said she'll be spending more time with her 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. "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."
Conway's husband George Conway, a conservative lawyer who is notorious for attacks on his wife's boss, said he is "withdrawing" from his role at the Lincoln Project -- a group of Republicans dedicated to seeing President Trump defeated in November -- to "devote more time to family matters."
KELLYANNE CONWAY'S COMPLETE STATEMENT:
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