‘Late Show’ Writer Regrets Saying She Was ‘Glad We Ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s Life’

“The last couple of weeks have been hard for the country and for me personally,” Ariel Dumas says

Last Updated: October 8, 2018 @ 6:33 AM

A writer for the “Late Show With Stephen Colbert ” says she regretted a tweet saying she was “glad” that Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination hearings to the Supreme Court had “ruined” his life.

“The last couple of weeks have been hard for the country and for me personally,” said Ariel Dumas in a tweet. “The complexity of frustration, anger and sadness can’t be accurately conveyed on Twitter, and I regret my tone-deaf attempt at sarcasm in the wake of it.”

The original tweet — which sparked an immediate conservative backlash — was posted shortly after Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court.

“Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life,” Dumas said.

Late Show Writer Tweet

A rep for CBS’ “Late Show” did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.

The Dumas tweet echoed many of the sentiments this weekend after Kavanaugh was successfully confirmed as an Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court. The 50-48 vote running along mostly partisan lines contrasted sharply with most high court appointments. Kavanaugh had faced multiple accusations of sexual misconduct in the weeks before the vote and defended himself in dramatic testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month.

His most significant accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, asserted that Kavanaugh had attempted to rape her while he was drunk at a party in the early 1980s. She too offered testimony to the Judiciary Committee, and was viewed by both sides as highly credible.

The Kavanaugh nomination ultimately went down to the wire, with swing-voters like Jeff Flake and Susan Collins ultimately voting in favor of his nomination.


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