US lawmaker's aide to quit over Obama daughters rant

A communications director for a Republican lawmaker said Monday she would resign after she posted a Facebook rant about US President Barack Obama’s daughters. Elizabeth Lauten, spokeswoman for Congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, wrote a post slamming Malia and Sasha, aged 16 and 13, for looking bored at a public event with their father. Lauten confirmed to US media outlets including NBC and Fox News that she would quit. The teens had stood beside Obama — looking somewhat bored — as he issued the annual Thanksgiving turkey “pardon,” saving two birds from the dinner table.

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