that she ran an inflammatory Twitter account, Rebekah Stevens resigned as US Rep. Steve Pearce's press secretary days after starting the job.
"I am proud to hire passionate, hardworking, and dedicated congressional staff out of New Mexico,” Pearce says in a statement released today. “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.”
For more than a year Stevens directed attacks at reporters, politicos and elected officials from her anonymous handle. She engaged in personal quarrels with other anonymous Twitter users as well.
"Being a nasty troll and threatening or bullying people can lead to unpleasant consequences—just don’t say those things..." Stevens wrote in one
that outlines her extensive journey to unmask the identity of another anonymous Twitter user, tracing the user to Oregon. "Hate me all you want, but if you put that hate into a documentable form, it may lead to bad repercussions."
Joey Peters contributed to this report.