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Aide Working On Kavanaugh Messaging Resigns After Harassment Claim

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Aide Working On Kavanaugh Messaging Resigns After Harassment Claim
A spokesperson said Ventry denies any wrongdoing and that "he decided to resign to avoid causing any distraction from the work of the committee."
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As a Supreme Court nominee faces a sexual assault allegation, a Senate Judiciary Committee spokesperson working on the GOP's messaging about it resigned after an old sexual harassment claim against him resurfaced. That's according to several news outlets.

NBC News reports 29-year-old Garrett Ventry worked in North Carolina General Assembly's office and was fired after several months. The report says Republicans who knew about the claim against Ventry expressed concern that he could not lead a proper response to Christine Blasey Ford's claims against Brett Kavanaugh.

A spokesperson for the Senate Judiciary Committee told NBC that Ventry denies any wrongdoing and "he decided to resign to avoid causing any distraction from the work of the committee."