BREAKING: Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns after his own past comes to light

SEPTEMBER 22, 2018

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WASHINGTON — A press adviser helping lead the Senate Judiciary Committee’s response to a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has stepped down amid evidence he was fired from a previous political job in part because of a sexual harassment allegation against him.

Garrett Ventry, 29, who served as a communications aide to the committee chaired by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, had been helping coordinate the majority party’s messaging in the wake of Christine Blasey Ford’s claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago at a high school party. In a response to NBC News, Ventry denied any past “allegations of misconduct.”

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After NBC News raised questions about Ventry’s employment history and the sexual harassment allegation against him, Judiciary Committee Spokesman Taylor Foy replied in a statement: “While (Ventry) strongly denies allegations of wrongdoing, he decided to resign to avoid causing any distraction from the work of the committee.”

Ventry also resigned Saturday from the public relations company where he had been on a temporary leave of absence to work for the Judiciary Committee, a company spokesman told NBC News.

Republicans familiar with the situation had been concerned that Ventry, because of his history, could not lead an effective communications response.

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  1. Carol September 22nd, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    I believe this is going a little to far. It is time to get the names of the men in Congress who had harrassment accusations against them and our government paid them off. They need to be outed also if this continues only on the Republican side. We have had enough of the double standards here.


    • Neysa Rinkenberger September 22nd, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      What about the democrats? Are you saying if democrats are involved forget it? Talk about double standards..


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