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Elizabeth Lauten from the office of Rep. Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn.  Tom Williams—CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images

GOP Aide Elizabeth Lauten, Who Criticized Obama Daughters, to Resign

Dec 01, 2014

The Republican congressional aide who wrote a widely-disseminated Facebook post criticizing President Barack Obama's daughters says that she is resigning today.

Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Tennessee Rep. Steven Fincher, told NBC News by phone Monday that her resignation is already "in the works."

In a post that went viral over the weekend, Lauten wrote that Sasha and Malia Obama should have shown "a little class" during the annual Thanksgiving ceremony to pardon two turkeys at the White House.

"Rise to the occasion," she wrote. "Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve..."

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