Liberals fought and clung and clawed every step of the way during the confirmation process of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh creating an incredibly ugly and difficult hearing process. So, after seemingly doing everything to stop him from being added to the lifetime post, it was sure they were not going to accept him without controversy.
A social media post uploaded over the weekend is continuing to cause some contention as it seemingly celebrates the accusations brought against Kavanaugh and the subsequent controversy.
In a tweet, Ariel Dumas, a writer for CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” said plainly: “Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life.”
The tweet followed Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Court by a vote of 50 to 48, where Fox News reports Republicans who supported him said they were unconvinced by the allegations and said they lacked corroborating evidence.
On its face, the tweet is a blistering confession that liberals were conducting a smear campaign against the nominee – now Supreme Court Justice – and roped in his wife and daughters.
Dumas, however, claims she intended the tweet to be sarcastic and was wildly misinterpreted. She also expressed the confirmation process was especially difficult for her and that she had misstepped.
“The last couple of weeks have been hard for the country and for me personally,” Dumas wrote in a follow-up 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 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 later briefly made her account private, preventing others from viewing her posts without her approval,” Fox News reports.
Per their report, Dumas’ account has a number of anti-Kavanaugh tweets:
Dumas’ account included several other anti-Kavanaugh tweets. “Brett Kavanaugh is 100% gonna ask Justice Sotomayor to fetch him coffee,” she wrote on Saturday. 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.”
She previously had written that she was “emotionally shattered” by the current state of affairs.
As the Huffington Post reports, Colbert frequently exhibited anti-Kavanaugh sentiments as well over the last several weeks.
The last week has been an emotional rollercoaster. There were lots of twists and turns, and I feel like throwing up. https://t.co/fDsDsewaZf
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) October 5, 2018
As the Daily Caller reports, Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts on Saturday evening following late allegations of sexual assault brought against him. Kavanaugh has denied any wrongdoing regarding the allegations and claimed he and his family were being victimized.Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.