Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) Dumps Loony Right Wing Hate-Blogger After Outcry
Remember my post about New Mexico GOP Rep. Steve Pearce hiring a completely whacked-out insane right wing blogger as his press secretary? Only yesterday Pearce was pretending he would stick by Rebekah Stevens despite the voluminous evidence of her extremism, racism and hate speech — which he knew about before hiring her.
Well, looks like things were getting a little too hot for Steve to handle: Rep. Steve Pearce’s New Press Secretary Resigns Amid Controversy.
Just four days after announcing Rebekah Stevens as his new press secretary, Rep. Steve Pearce has accepted her resignation. Stevens was affiliated with the PolitixFireball website that had made inflammatory remarks about Jews, Muslims and others - including many journalists in New Mexico.
“I am proud to hire passionate, hardworking, and dedicated congressional staff out of New Mexico,” Pearce said in a statement this morning. “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.”
Oh man, the Tea Partiers are going to be very upset with our Steve.