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Elizabeth Lauten, GOP Aide Who Criticized Obama Daughters, to Resign

GOP Aide Resigns After Slamming Malia and Sasha Obama 2:06

The Republican congressional aide who wrote a widely-disseminated Facebook post criticizing President Barack Obama's daughters says that she is resigning today.

Elizabeth Lauten, the communications director for Tennessee Rep. Steven Fincher, told NBC News by phone Monday that her resignation is already "in the works."

In a post that went viral over the weekend, Lauten wrote that Sasha and Malia Obama should have shown "a little class" during the annual Thanksgiving ceremony to pardon two turkeys at the White House.

"Rise to the occasion," she wrote. "Act like being in the White House matters to you. Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar."

Lauten later deleted that post and penned an apology on Facebook, writing that she now sees "more clearly just how hurtful my words were."