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Kathy Griffin defends Stephen Colbert writer who tweeted out against Kavanaugh

Writer for Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ celebrates ruining Kavanaugh’s life. Then CBS responds Writer for Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ celebrates ruining Kavanaugh’s life. Then CBS responds.
Jeannette Daniel | 10 October, 2018, 20:07

Comedic writers immediately jumped to Ms. Dumas' defense, saying her original intent was clear and she had nothing to apologize for.

"Whatever happens, I'm just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh's life", Dumas posted on Twitter.

In a follow-up tweet (see all tweets below), Kalb wrote, "If anyone in any way financially punishes @ArielDumas for a clearly facetious joke about a man WHO HAD BEEN SWORN IN AS A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, they will be met with a fire and fury from her fellow female comedy writers like they have never seen". Dumas briefly locked her account before deleting the tweet altogether.

"The last couple of weeks have been hard for the country and for me personally", Dumas tweeted on Sunday.

Considering Kavanaugh had just secured a lifelong gig on the Supreme Court, the "ruined life" tweet was, as Dumas later said, an attempt at sarcasm.

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She later posted an apology, blaming her tweet on the "complexity of frustration, anger and sadness". Both events were markedly and caustically anti-Trump throughout. Some Kavanaugh supporters celebrated with beer - or, in the case of Kellyanne Conway, a bewildering #MeToo hashtag.For many others, however, the news triggered anguish, disgust, and rage.

The writer "also criticized Kavanaugh for invoking his family in a Wall Street Journal op-ed", noted Fox News. "Plenty of a-holes are all three".

She previously had written that she was "emotionally shattered by the current state of affairs".

The Colbert show has mocked Kavanaugh on numerous occasions. The Senate voted 50-48, the narrowest Supreme Court confirmation in more than a century. One of those women, Christine Blasey Ford, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that when they were in high school in the 1980s, Kavanaugh held her down, groped her, and turned up the music to cover up what was happening.

"Save your indignation that finally someone is taking one woman's sexual assault seriously", Colbert said, responding to Kavanaugh's fiery opening statement at the hearing.

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