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"Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 22, 2018 01:44PM
'But he seemed so knowledgeable on the subject...'

Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past
[www.nbcnews.com]
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."

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.
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Ventry worked as a social media adviser in 2017 in the office of North Carolina House Majority Leader John Bell, who fired Ventry after several months.

“Mr. Ventry did work in my office and he’s no longer there, he moved on,” Bell told NBC News. He refused to discuss the precise nature of the firing.


Sources familiar with the situation said Ventry was let go from Bell’s office after parts of his résumé were found to have been embellished, and because he faced an accusation of sexual harassment from a female employee of the North Carolina General Assembly's Republican staff.

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It’s unclear how Ventry was tasked with the important role of helping guide the committee’s communications strategy at such a consequential moment.

While doing work for the Judiciary Committee, Ventry was employed by CRC Public Relations, a prominent GOP firm helping to promote Kavanaugh’s nomination to the high court.

A company spokesman told NBC News, "Garrett was on a leave of absence from the company and as of this morning we have accepted his resignation."



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Re: "Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 22, 2018 05:00PM

Leadership! Winning! Grab'em!
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Re: "Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past"
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: September 22, 2018 05:36PM
Please don't attach this image to every thread.



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: "Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past"
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 22, 2018 06:17PM
The nose is the least disgusting part of that picture.
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Re: "Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 22, 2018 06:27PM
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rjmacs
Please don't attach this image to every thread.
It was appropriate for all three. Molesting pervs and their spiritual leader.
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Re: "Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past"
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 22, 2018 08:51PM
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rjmacs
Please don't attach this image to every thread.

It's a great pic!



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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