In a post that went viral this weekend, Lauten attempted to reprimand the Obama girls for their less-than-interested demeanor during President Obama’s turkey pardoning cermony over the holiday. Telling Sasha and Malia to show “a little class” and to “dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar," Lauten’s Facebook open letter was met with – obviously – a wave of criticism.
Now, NBC News reports that Lauten is resigning from her position:
GOP Staffer Elizabeth Lauten tells NBC News she is "resigning today" following her comments about Sasha and Malia ObamaLauten remarked during a phone interview that her resignation was “already in the works.” Go figure.
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) December 1, 2014