Kellyanne Conway’s reason for refusing to resign from her U.S. Air Force Academy board role drew howls of derision on Twitter.
The Biden White House on Wednesday asked for the resignation of the former Trump White House senior counselor and 17 other military academy board members who were appointed by former President Donald Trump in the final months of his administration.
Conway, however, rejected the request.
In a letter addressed to President Joe Biden that Conway shared on Twitter, she claimed the request to resign or be dismissed was “a break from presidential norms,” “petty” and “political.”
Critics called out Conway’s hypocrisy, reminding her that pettiness and breaks from the norm were ever-present features of the Trump presidency.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called Conway’s refusal “a predictable, if not unfortunate, outcome.”
“Clinging onto vestiges of power against the people’s will is kind of your / Trump’s / the GOP’s thing,” she wrote, referencing the ex-president’s ongoing attempts to subvert democracy with his false claims that he won the 2020 election. “When you’re fired, don’t let the fascist victim complex hit you on the way out,” Ocasio-Cortez added to Conway.
Others echoed the sentiment: