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Hill staffer Elizabeth Lauten resigns after remarks about Obama daughters

Source: Washington Post

Embattled Hill staffer Elizabeth Lauten has resigned amid a backlash over critical remarks she posted on Facebook Friday about President Barack Obama’s daughters.

Lauten, Rep. Stephen Lee Fincher's (R-Tenn.) communications director, came under fire over the weekend after posting derogatory remarks about Sasha and Malia Obama regarding their appearance at the president’s annual Turkey pardoning.

“Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class,” Lauten wrote. “Rise to the occasion. Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar.”

Lauten confirmed her resignation to the Washington Post Monday morning.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/12/01/embattled-hill-staffer-elizabeth-lauten-reportedly-resigns-after-controversial-remarks/
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