A Republican staffer has resigned from her position after she criticized President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s daughters on Facebook.
Elizabeth Lauten, who is a media director for Rep. Stephen Fincher’s (R-Tenn.), slammed the two girls on Facebook before removing the post and later issuing an apology. She criticized the girls’ clothes and attitude during the White House annual turkey pardon.
She told NBC News that her resignation is currently underway, saying it’s “in the works.”
“Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot in a bar. And certainly don’t make faces during televised, public events,” Lauten wrote in the post.
She added: “Dear Sasha and Malia, I get your [sic] both in those awful teen years but you’re a part of the First Family. Try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play. Then again, your mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter, so I’m guessing you’re coming up a little short in the ‘good role model’ department.”
After that, she took down the post and apologized after facing criticism.
“When I first posted on Facebook I reacted to an article and I quickly judged the two young ladies in a way that I would never have wanted to be judged myself as a teenager,” Lauten said. “After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents, and re-reading my words online, I can see more clearly just how hurtful my words were. Please know, those judgmental feelings truly have no place in my heart. Furthermore, I’d like to apologize to all of those who I have hurt and offended with my words, and I pledge to learn and grow (and I assure you I have) from this experience.”
Both President Obama and the first lady have not issued a statement about the matter.