The trio were accused by defence secretary Ben Wallace of “disrespecting” the armed forces and he has written to Labour and the SNP to express his “disappointment”.
However, Nichols told The Sun her medication affected her tolerance, adding: “I had the same amount to drink as the others…It was less than five.”
Meanwhile, the two SNP MPs hit back denying the claims they described as a “bizarre Tory smear campaign”.
The SNP denied the pair behaved inappropriately and accused the government of trying to deflect from the sleaze scandal.
“Instead of trying to divert attention from the Tory corruption scandal engulfing Westminster, Ben Wallace should be apologising for his role in it, including voting to get Owen Paterson off the hook,” a spokesman said.
Linden labelled it a “bizarre Tory smear campaign” while Hendry said it was part of a “shameless attempt” to divert attention from the “Tory corruption scandal”.
It’s deeply disappointing that Tory MPs have made false claims in a shameless attempt to divert attention from the Tory corruption scandal engulfing Westminster.