Today, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce asked for and accepted the resignation of his Press Secretary, Rebekah Stevens. The group Progress Now New Mexico alleged Stevens was behind the PolitixFireball Twitter account and blog, which included a variety of offensive statements.
“I am proud to hire passionate, hardworking, and dedicated congressional staff out of New Mexico,” said Pearce. “When I hired Miss Stevens, I hoped she could transition from activist to become an asset to the people of New Mexico. It is now clear that major obstacles will prevent this. I asked for and accepted her resignation this morning. I hold myself and my staff to the highest level of accountability, and any distractions that hinder my service to New Mexicans must always be addressed.”