And the plot thickens! The GOP staffer who resigned on Dec. 1 after calling Sasha and Malia Obama classless was reportedly arrested when she was 17 years old for shoplifting. Find out all the details!
Elizabeth Lauten, the GOP staffer who resigned on Dec. 1 after writing on Facebook that Malia, 16, and Sasha Obama, 13 “should try showing a little class” was reportedly arrested when she was a teenager for shoplifting. Is this an instance of the pot calling the kettle black?
Elizabeth Lauten Arrested: GOP Staffer Who Dissed Obama Girls Has Criminal Past
Elizabeth was reportedly arrested in 2000 for stealing from a department store, according to the Smoking Gun.
Because it was her first offense, she qualified for a deferred prosecution program. Thus, all charged were eventually dismissed.
We wonder, however, if she was ever slammed for her normal teenage behavior, similar to how she told President Barack Obama‘s daughters to learn dressing like they “deserve respect and not a spot at the bar.”
Sasha & Malia Obama’s Facebook Attack: Elizabeth Lauten Apologizes
In a lengthy Facebook post, Elizabeth demanded the girls show more “class” and said their appearance at President Obama’s annual Thanksgiving Pardon on Nov. 27 looked more like they were waiting for a “spot in a bar” as opposed to attending a presidential appearance.
After receiving a lot of backlash, Elizabeth posted an apology on Facebook. She also resigned as the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher of Tennessee.
This is why it’s never cool to criticize anyone. No one is perfect.
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— Chris Rogers