A writer for CBS‘s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” seemingly celebrated the damage done to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s life in a social media post. “Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life,” the writer, Ariel Dumas, posted on Twitter.
Dumas then made her Twitter account private to prevent any backlash over the joy she obtained from destroying a man’s reputation. Her Tweet came as the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court by a 50-48 vote, with some Senators saying that the several allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct brought against him simply lacked sufficient corroboration and credibility.
According to Fox News, the tweet has now been deleted and Dumas apologized on Sunday, claiming she was being “sarcastic.” She alleges her sarcasm was all because Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court demonstrated that his life had not, in fact, been entirely derailed by the accusations as some Republicans had claimed. So, you mean some people actually still think you are innocent until proven guilty? Oh, the horror…
“The last couple of weeks have been hard for the country and for me personally,” Dumas wrote. “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 last couple of weeks have been hard for the country and for me personally. 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.
— Ariel Dumas (@ArielDumas) October 7, 2018
Dumas had also posted many other anti-Kavanaugh Tweets to her account, including this gem: “Brett Kavanaugh is 100% gonna ask Justice Sotomayor to fetch him coffee.”
Brett Kavanaugh is 100% gonna ask Justice Sotomayor to fetch him coffee.
— Ariel Dumas (@ArielDumas) October 6, 2018
Dumas also criticized Kavanaugh for invoking his family in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, saying, “It is not automatically a moral achievement to be a son, a husband, a dad. It is biology, a legal decision, and biology again. Plenty of a–holes are all three.”
When Dumas was reached for further comment by Fox News, CBS said Dumas’ “apology spoke for itself.” The network confirmed that Dumas currently works for Colbert’s left-leaning show.
Dumas’ IMDB page lists that in addition to “The Late Show,” she has worked on “Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t?” as well as the 2017 Emmy Awards, which were hosted by Colbert. Both events were markedly and caustically anti-Trump throughout. For his part, President Trump tweeted at the time that he was “sad” to see that the Emmy Awards had their “worst ever” ratings.