The confirmation hearings on Brett Kavanaugh were disgusting, driven by Democrats who held a vicious 36-year-old allegation of sexual assault against the Supreme Court nominee until the 11th hour and then set about tearing down a good man who'd work his whole life to achieve his dreams of serving on the high court.
And that was always their intention. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had a letter from the accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, all the way back in July, yet she never mentioned the alleged assault until the Senate Judiciary Committee was set to vote on the nomination in mid-September. Once she divulged the allegation (never corroborated by even a single witness, mind you), Democrats encouraged equally-scurrilous charges against the judge, including those brought by porn star lawyer Michael Avenatti.
So that was their mission: Destroy Kavanaugh. They had to go back 36 years — to when he was a 17-year-old high school student — to find anything remotely questionable, then picked about his entry in his high school yearbook, alleging that many references were about sex. The hearing itself was so violent that his two young daughters had to be escorted out of the Senate hearing room amid the chaos.
And the Democrats nearly succeeded. Throughout their grandstanding, they pretended that they were simply hunting for "the truth." They demanded FBI probes and, along with the mainstream media, sought as much dirt as they could get on Kavanaugh.
But now, at least one liberal has acknowledged that that was their goal all along.
Dumas is a writer for The Colbert Show, starring Stephen Colbert, who has railed against Republicans since coming on the air. She deleted the post on Twitter, and later offered another in explanation.
But it was all too late. Dumas had finally put into words exactly what Democrats had been shooting for from the start.
And Twitter lit her up.