George Conway withdrawing from Lincoln Project

George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayRaccoon that 'attacked' news crews on White House lawn sparks viral jokes George and Kellyanne Conway honor Ginsburg Lincoln Project releases new ad blasting Trump as 'a horrible role model' MORE, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayMelania Trump gives rally remarks in rare joint appearance with the president Melania Trump focuses on coronavirus in return to campaign trail McEnany appears on Fox in 'personal capacity' as Trump campaign adviser MORE, said Sunday he would be withdrawing from the anti-Trump GOP group he helped found. 

George Conway said he would be stepping away from The Lincoln Project to “devote more time to family matters” and said he would be taking a hiatus from Twitter, where he also frequently criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpStephen Miller: Trump to further crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins US records 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering daily record Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll MORE

“So I’m withdrawing from @ProjectLincoln to devote more time to family matters. And I’ll be taking a Twitter hiatus,” he tweeted Sunday night. 


“Needless to say, I continue to support the Lincoln Project and its mission. Passionately.”

Conway’s tweet came roughly the same time news broke that Kellyanne Conway would be leaving the White House at the end of the month. 

The Conways' announcements also came amid tweets from their teenage daughter Claudia, who has posted on social media vocalizing her views that conflict with those of both her parents. 

Claudia tweeted hours before the announcement from both of her parents that she would be taking a “mental health break from social media” and asked for “no hate” for her parents.


George Conway was among Republicans who founded The Lincoln Project. The group, which endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll Ivanka Trump raises million in a week for father's campaign On The Money: McConnell says Congress will take up stimulus package at start of 2021 | Lawmakers see better prospects for COVID deal after election MORE, launched frequent ads attacking the president and his allies. 

Trump has fired back at The Lincoln Project over its critical ads. In May, he said it was a “group of RINO Republicans,” using an acronym meaning “Republican in name only,” who had “failed badly” at electing other candidates. 

He personally attacked George Conway in the same series of tweets, stating, “I don’t know what Kellyanne did to her deranged loser of a husband, Moonface, but it must have been really bad.” 

A spokesperson for The Lincoln Project was not immediately available for comment.