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Colbert Writer Speaks Out About Tweet Mocking Kavanaugh: ‘I Regret My Tone-Deaf Attempt at Sarcasm’

A Late Show writer is now speaking out after landing in hot Twitter water Saturday for a sarcastic tweet taking a jab at newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

In the wake of the final vote to approve his seat on the bench, Ariel Dumas wrote, “No matter what happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life.”

The tweet has since been deleted, and it appears Dumas is trying to make things right, following up the remark Sunday with an explanation and an apologetic note.

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

While past posts indicate Dumas hasn’t been shy about her criticism of Kavanaugh, who has faced allegations of sexual assault and drunken behavior, The Late Show has taken aim at the justice as well, Colbert’s monologues brimming with jokes at his expense in the weeks leading up to his confirmation.

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