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Chief of staff for SC’s Nancy Mace resigns, office says not tied to Twitter spat

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South Carolina U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace’s chief of staff has resigned, days after a public social media fight between the freshman congresswoman and Georgia U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Mara Mellstrom, who also served as Mace’s campaign manager in 2020 when she defeated one-term U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham to flip the South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, resigned Wednesday.

Mellstrom did not immediately return a phone call or text message seeking comment.

Mace’s office denied Mellstrom’s resignation has any connection to this week’s Twitter feud between Mace and Greene, which led to private separate meetings with House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.

“It is categorically false to think the back and forth between Reps. Mace and Greene played any part in Mara’s departure,” Daniel Hanlon, Mace’s acting chief of staff, said in an emailed statement. “This has been in the works for some time. Mara Mellstrom will be beginning a new opportunity in the private sector in the new year. Congresswoman Mace thanks her for two incredible years of service.”

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