George Conway withdrawing from Lincoln Project

George ConwayGeorge ConwayLincoln Project forming 'transition advisory committee' amid calls to close The Hill's Morning Report - Democrats ready mammoth relief bill for 10-day sprint Lincoln Project faces calls to shut down MORE, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway calls for thorough Lincoln Project probe: 'The lying has to stop' Claudia Conway advances on 'American Idol,' parents Kellyanne, George appear The swift death of the media darlings known as the Lincoln Project 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 TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food 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 BidenSenate holds longest vote in history as Democrats scramble to save relief bill Ex-Trump appointee arrested in Capitol riot complains he won't be able to sleep in jail Biden helps broker Senate deal on unemployment benefits 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.