Kellyanne Conway leaving White House to focus on family

"It’s been heady. It’s been humbling," the longtime adviser to the president wrote on Sunday night.
/ Source: TODAY

Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to President Donald Trump, and her husband, George Conway, an attorney and outspoken Trump critic, will be departing from their respective political roles to focus on their family, they said in statements on Sunday.

Kellyanne Conway, 53, will be leaving her duties at the White House at the end of August.

"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," she wrote of her decision. "It’s been heady. It’s been humbling."

She added that her spouse 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."

Kellyanne Conway on June 13, 2019.Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty Images

George Conway, 56, also announced on Twitter his exit from his political group, saying, "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."

The news comes after Claudia Conway, the couple's 15-year-old daughter, tweeted over the weekend that she is seeking emancipation from her parents.

NBC News reports that Kellyanne Conway is still expected to speak Wednesday at the Republican National Convention, as was previously scheduled.