“I will be transitioning from the White House at the end of this month. George is also making changes,” Kellyanne Conway said in a statement.
“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.”
Kellyanne Conway confirmed Monday that she’ll still be speaking at this week’s Republican National Convention on Tuesday.
One of the Conways’ high school-aged daughters has generated attention on social media about her family and their political views over the last several months.
But political tension with her husband had spilled into public view in recent years.
A Washington lawyer who was considered for multiple Justice Department posts early in Trump’s tenure, George Conway quickly emerged as a prominent critic of the President.
Each of the Lincoln Project principals had aligned themselves with the “NeverTrump” movement in the 2016 election and have been outspoken critics of Trump and the Republican Party ever since.
Earlier Sunday, George Conway had said in a tweet thread “I *may* be taking a Twitter hiatus soon” before listing out some of his critical op-eds about the President.
Still, Kellyanne Conway maintained in her statement Sunday that “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,” Kellyanne Conway said.
She also stressed that the decision “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,” she said.
This story has been updated Monday with additional details.
Kate Bennett contributed to this story.