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Sat Sep 22, 2018, 10:15 AM

Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past

Source: NBC


WASHINGTON — A top 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 serves 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 assault 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."

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

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/spokesman-gop-kavanaugh-nomination-resigns-has-been-accused-harassment-past-n912156

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Reply Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past (Original post)
Tactical Peek Sep 2018 OP
SCVDem Sep 2018 #1
kimbutgar Sep 2018 #2
Lulu KC Sep 2018 #17
marble falls Sep 2018 #5
bitterross Sep 2018 #12
marble falls Sep 2018 #19
bluescribbler Sep 2018 #3
DeminPennswoods Sep 2018 #24
bluescribbler Sep 2018 #33
dalton99a Sep 2018 #4
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 2018 #11
deurbano Sep 2018 #18
DeminPennswoods Sep 2018 #23
brush Sep 2018 #6
central scrutinizer Sep 2018 #26
Tom Rinaldo Sep 2018 #7
Scarsdale Sep 2018 #8
Norbert Sep 2018 #9
RKP5637 Sep 2018 #10
SunSeeker Sep 2018 #13
orangecrush Sep 2018 #14
RockRaven Sep 2018 #15
paleotn Sep 2018 #16
calimary Sep 2018 #20
Judi Lynn Sep 2018 #21
FakeNoose Sep 2018 #22
APPPLE_PIE Sep 2018 #25
IthinkThereforeIAM Sep 2018 #27
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 2018 #28
Julian Englis Sep 2018 #29
forgotmylogin Sep 2018 #30
Cha Sep 2018 #32
riversedge Sep 2018 #31

Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 10:27 AM

1. Only the best people!

 

Grassley is a puppet! Senile and being controlled. Notice the lack of any decency?

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 10:33 AM

2. Grassley needs to feel the wrath of people

Find out where he lives, surround his house and refuse to let him leave. I know it sounds “ mob like” but we are at a pitchfork time in our history. Imagine over a thousand people peacefully protesting but refusing to let him go to the hearing on Monday unless he allows the fbi to investigate and release all the documents until Brett’s records are fully vetted.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 11:41 AM

17. Maybe even post his floor plans

interior photos, map with nearby country clubs, etc. all over social media. Where's Whelan to help?

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 10:34 AM

5. How he could be so stupid as to let this guy on his staff is astounding.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 11:00 AM

12. Clearly, Sexual Assault is not a disqualifer for GOP employment.

 

It does start at the top you know.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 11:53 AM

19. It seems to be a qualifier.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 10:33 AM

3. Birds of a feather

They're dropping like flies.

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Response to bluescribbler (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 12:22 PM

24. Birds of a stupid feather

is more accurate.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #24)

Tue Sep 25, 2018, 02:35 PM

33. ok

I'll buy that.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 10:33 AM

4. "Ventry still appears to be employed at CRC Public Relations, a prominent GOP firm"

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 11:00 AM

11. Well, that sure rang a bell...

from another post on DO this morning:

A Perfect Tweetstorm: Senate And FBI Must Probe Whelan Hoax - By Joe Conason
See: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211164459

(snip)
Circumstantial evidence of a conspiracy is abundant in this case — including efforts to promote the “mistaken identity” theme by conservative publications, columnists, and at least one Senator. Politico reported on Friday that CRC Communications, headed by Republican P.R. veteran Greg Mueller, who helped to promote the 2004 “Swiftboat” smear of John Kerry, advised Whelan on his Twitter frameup strategy — and represents both the Federalist Society and the Judicial Crisis Network, the two national organizations leading the battle for Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Same outfit? This plot thickens (and sickens) more by the minute......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 11:49 AM

18. Good catch!

s://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/21/ed-whelan-kavanaugh-tweets-pr-firm-836405

It is unclear to what extent Whelan was coordinating with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and other Republicans on Capitol Hill.

A former CRC employee, Garrett Ventry, had been working for Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) until Saturday, when he resigned after news surfaced that he had faced accusations of sexual harassment in the past. NBC News first reported the resignation.

A source said Ventry had joined the Committee after the Federalist Society requested that CRC send somebody over to the Hill to help with the Kavanaugh nomination. Ventry did not respond to an email seeking comment and said in a Twitter post that the Committee had no foreknowledge of Whelan’s plans. It is not clear whether Ventry remains an employee of CRC, where he worked as recently as July

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 12:22 PM

23. Conason is the best

Loved his reporting since his days at Salon.com.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 10:37 AM

6. WTH? Repugs, thy name is hypocrisy.

Better check the rest of them.

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Response to brush (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 01:15 PM

26. Reminds me of the Lewinsky hearings

When the republicans had a hard time finding someone who wasn’t plooking an intern

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 10:44 AM

7. concerned that Ventry, because of his history, could not lead an effective communications response.

What about being concerned about his history?

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 10:49 AM

8. He is a republican.

I am wondering if it is in their DNA, to harass women? McConnell and Lindsey Graham are the exceptions, of course. Women are not of any interest to them.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 10:54 AM

9. You can't make this shit up

Keep going GOT(rump)P(ence). We'd love more ammo to be able to take back the House, and the Senate too.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 10:58 AM

10. It just doesn't end with the F'en GOP, the herd of them ... mostly horrible people. n/t

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 11:15 AM

13. K & R for exposure.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 11:19 AM

14. Kick

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 11:30 AM

15. If this were parody, it would be unfunny because it was too obvious or heavy-handed.

Just another day in the GOP.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 11:35 AM

16. Scum will be scum and trash will be trash...

They can't help themselves. And lucky for us, they're heavily concentrated on one portion of the political spectrum. Seems today, if they're a Republican hack, the odds they've done and / or are doing something royally fucked up is approaching 1.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 12:05 PM

20. And trash of a feather scums together.

Are there as many sexual predators within the GOP as there are Russians? Sure does look like it. I don’t know which vicious, malignant, and utterly skeevy infestation is worse, frankly.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 12:05 PM

21. Him's onwy 29 years old, and look how far him's come.









Garrett Ventry: GOP Aide Resigns After Sexual Harassment Allegations

https://heavy.com/news/2018/09/garrett-ventry/

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 12:15 PM

22. Looks like somebody dropped a dime on Ventry

Maybe somebody sent an anonymous tip to NBC News. I seriously doubt that NBC found this on their own.



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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 12:40 PM

25. Grassley Folds

Version 1: Grassley would fold if Professor Ford said she would immediately press charges for attempted rape on both Kavanaugh and Mr. Judge if her terms were not met. Statute of Limitations have not expired where the attempted rape occured.

Version 2: Wait until he is confirmed ( if he makes it ) and then press charges. When he goes down, you get two for one. The Judgeship and the Supreme Court are then both captured. The benefit is that when the Dems win the Senate they control the pick, effectively stealing the SCOTUS back by trading Merrick for Kavanaugh.

I like version 1



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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 01:18 PM

27. Pigs of a feather flock together...


... eom.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 03:15 PM

28. You can't makes this shit up

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 06:11 PM

29. K & R

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 07:44 PM

30. You can't misbehave as a communication aide...

but a president? NO PROBLEM.

This is like Billy Bush getting fired for what TRMP said.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #30)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 12:32 AM

32. Or a SCOTUS nominee.. no worries!

Yes, it is reminiscent of billy bush.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 11:41 PM

31. going going gone!!

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