(CNN) - Samantha Power has resigned her position from Barack Obama's campaign after calling Hillary Clinton a 'monster,' the Illinois senator's campaign announced.
“With deep regret, I am resigning from my role as an advisor the Obama campaign effective today," Power said in a statement issued by the campaign. "Last Monday, I made inexcusable remarks that are at marked variance from my oft-stated admiration for Senator Clinton and from the spirit, tenor, and purpose of the Obama campaign. And I extend my deepest apologies to Senator Clinton, Senator Obama, and the remarkable team I have worked with over these long 14 months."
The Obama campaign said that the decision was Power’s, and stressed that “she was an adviser, not a paid staffer.”
"She made the decision to resign and we accepted," said communications director Robert Gibbs.
Earlier in the day, the Clinton campaign had called for Obama to end Power's association with his campaign.
Now is time for Howard Wolfson to resign for call Obama, Ken Starr. Get Out!!!!!!!
Get rid of the people who play the old politics. But I agree to her comments about Clinton thought
Now lets see if Wolfson "resigns". He won't, trust me. Hillary is NEVER accountable for her actions, isn't that right CNN?
Will WOlson resign after calling Barack "Kenneth Starr"? Samantha spoke the TRUTH- and Wolfson and the Clinton campaign continually LIES.
That takes the ball out of his court. Good move on her part, I doubt if he would have let her go hinself.
looks to me that when barack obama makes a promise he keeps them. That is more than i can say for hillary
She should have been fired by Obama. Why wasn't she?
Good, no time wasted Obama, that is exactly how you do it.
Power also said in the interview: "she is stooping to anything."
Power should have left her comments at that because it is the truth. The "monster" comment was uncalled for. That is also the truth.
That was the right thing to do.
Too late, Obama. Your campaign went negative!
Boooooooooooo! Give me a break. She shouldn't have to resign for speaking the truth. I agree that it hurts her to be caught on record saying it, but still.
Hillary IS being a monster. She and Bill always have been when it comes to their political lives and careers. They make it out to be all about their supporters and the American people, but it's really just about their name and legacy.
Hillary Clinton IS A MONSTER! Actually she's a TWO FACED, LIAR, HYPOCRITE MONSTER! So, just calling her MONSTER is TOO NICE.
Look at how she treated her opponent from the start, yelling & screaming, belittling, lying about NAFTA so she could win in OHIO, crying, telling people she'd rather side with McCain than Obama, and democrats have the nerve to accuse Republicans as nasty.
McCain & Huckabee compete honorably. The Clintons ONLY care about THEMSELVES, that's WHY they'll DO ANYTHING AND CAN STOOP AS LOW AS POSSIBLE TO WIN. What's surprising about that?
That's why MY FELLOW REPUBLICANS, VOTE for HILLARY CLINTON. Make sure she gets the nomination, JOHN MCCAIN will BEAT HER hands down & The Repulicans WILL TAKE BACK THE WHITE HOUSE in 2009. THIS IS WAY...TO EASY!!!
See there – a candidate that keeps his word. And he has the decency to at least give her the appearance of resigning instead of being fired.
You're joking right? Good for Obama's campaign for sticking to its word, but c'mon... "monster?" This is for the president of the United States, not president of the student council.
Too Bad she was telling the truth!!! Obama is an honorable man with dignity and integrity and brilliance.
Obama supporters unite behind this phenomenal man who is desperately trying to bring dignity, pride and integrity to America.
With the help of democrats, republicans and independents who are sick of negativity and shame. Stand up for this true American who so has withstood the slimy politics on now.
seems like that's nothing compared to the crap hillary regularly slings his way
Now how is he supposed to know what to do if something happens in a foreign country? This was one of his "best top" foreign advisors. Makes you wonder about the intelligence of his other "top" ones.
Anyone else getting scared and wondering how we ended up at this point? Maybe people should have started looking at ALL the candidates at the beginning instead of just now looking at them. We let the good ones go and kep the unelectable two.
When will we see Hillary step up and let lose some of the losers she has running her pitiful excuse of a campaign? It is to bad that the American public doesn't respond to a cleaner politics that Obama wants to run. It is the sleaze in Politics that always prevails.
That is the sign of a GREAT LEADER, he stands besides his words.
I do not agree with her judgement, even though Hillary is playing dirty politics and she will not get the nomination.
Obama Your the BOSS!!
You can't allow your junior staff supervise you. You have the vision and know how, What Hillary?
She had to resign.. period!
hillary is a slick monster after slick bill
Another casualty of the hate and negative rhetoric spewed by the Clinton camp. She is a monster, in every aspect of the word. Ms. Powers, thank you for saying what millions of us democrats feel. We are sorry you had to fall on the sword for us, but you did the right thing in calling that monster what she truly is.
Now, will the monster's camp fire all of the aides they have who have insulted Mr. Obama throughout the primaries? I think not. Mosters have no heart, no character, no empathy.
The monster and her supporters only want a victory that will never occur.
She should have been FIRED. The Obama campaign colors are starting to truly show. The only reason they believe she is a monster is because they are so intimidated by her.