‘Late Show’ writer apologizes for ‘sarcasm’ in deleted tweet about Kavanaugh

A writer for CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Sunday apologized for her “sarcasm” in a deleted tweet about newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. 

Ariel Dumas on Saturday tweeted, “Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life.” The post quickly went viral, as multiple conservative pundits retweeted it with critical commentary.

{mosads}Dumas the next day said the tweet was a “tone-deaf attempt at sarcasm.”

“The last couple of weeks have been hard for the country and for me personally,” she 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.” 

She posted earlier in the week that she was “emotionally shattered by the current state of affairs.”

Kavanaugh during his confirmation process over the past several weeks faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, which he denied. 

He was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday. 

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