GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Many people in western Mass. told 22News that the comments made by a communications director went too far and that all children should be left alone.
Elizabeth Lauten, who was the communications director for a Republican lawmaker in Tennessee, wrote a Facebook post saying that Malia and Sasha Obama should have had more “class” at a Turkey-Pardoning ceremony last week at the White House. She went on to make jabs at the President and the First Lady.
Angela Bouteldja of Greenfield said children in general should be off limits. “If you can’t say anything nice about anyone, don’t say anything and especially an adult in such a position, especially about children.”
After much backlash, Lauten did issue an apology for the comments she made and resigned. Those comments have since been removed from Facebook.