Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN), wrote a Facebook post last week that the Obama daughters were dressed for “a spot at a bar” and lacked “class.”
“Dear Sasha and Malia, I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class,” she wrote. “Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar.”
Lauten apologized for her rant in another Facebook post on Friday.
“I reacted to an article and quickly judged the two young ladies in a way that I would never have wanted to be judged myself as a teenager,” she said. “I’d like to apologize to all of those who I have hurt and offended with my words, and pledge to learn and grow (and I assure you I have) from this experience.”
She deleted both the original post and the apology from Facebook.