GOP Staffer Who Said Obama Girls Lacked Class Was Arrested As A Teen

Elizabeth Lauten

The Republican staffer who lectured Sasha and Malia Obama on their clothes and told them to “try showing a little class” wasn’t exactly a perfect teenager herself.

Elizabeth Lauten was arrested at age 17 for misdemeanor larceny after she allegedly stole from a Belk Department store in North Carolina, according to court records reviewed by The Smoking Gun. The charges were dismissed since Lauten was a first-time offender and she didn’t get into additional trouble.

Lauten resigned as the the communications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN) on Monday following backlash over a Facebook post about the Obama daughters’ attire at the White House turkey pardon ceremony.

“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 last week. “Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar.”

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