“Your decision is disappointing,” Conway wrote in the letter, “but understandable given the need to distract from a news cycle that has you mired in multiple self-inflicted crises and plummeting poll numbers, including a rise in new COVID cases, a dismal jobs report, inflation, record amount of drugs coming across the southern border, and, of course, the chaotic and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan that left hundreds of Americans and thousands of Afghan allies stranded under Taliban rule.”
In a follow-up post reacting to criticism on left-wing social media site Twitter, Conway recommended that her foes “get some fresh air” and “make a friend” offline.
“Since I’m not the Conway on Twitter regularly,” she announced, referencing her husband George Conway, “I’d forgotten how left-wing it is and how nutty some people are. LOLOL. I’m WORRIED for you. Get some fresh air, folks. Wear pants that button and zipper again. Get a hobby that doesn’t involve a keyboard. Make a friend.”
Conway was not alone in her defiant message. Trump-era White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer declared Wednesday that he will not be leaving the Naval Academy Board and will rather join a lawsuit against the Biden administration.
“All Trump appointees, including myself, have been kicked off the boards of the United States Naval Academy Air Force Academy in West Point in an unprecedented move by the Biden administration,” Spicer announced on his Newsmax show, “Spicer & Company.”
“I’m announcing tonight for the first time that I will not be submitting my resignation and I will be joining a lawsuit to fight this,” he told viewers.
Earlier in the day, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki proposed that Conway, Spicer, and others from the past administration are not “qualified” to be on the board and do not “align” with Biden administration “values.”
“The President’s objective is what any president’s objective is — to ensure you have nominees and people serving on these boards who are qualified to serve on them and who are aligned with your values,” Psaki announced at the presser. “And so yes, that was an ask that was made.”
“I will let others evaluate whether they think Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer and others were qualified, or not political, to serve on these boards, but the President’s qualification requirements are not your party registration, they are whether you’re qualified to serve and whether you’re aligned with the values of this administration,” she continued.