Woman who laughed at Jeff Sessions hearing convicted for being 'dis...! Desiree Fairooz, an activist with Code Pink, was found guilty of engaging in “disorderly or disruptive conduct” with the intent to disrupt congressional proceedings, as well as “parading, demonstrating or picketing”.
The charges stem from the hearing on 10 January, when Sessions’ then colleague, fellow Alabama Republican senator Richard Shelby, said Sessions’ record of “treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented”. Fairooz laughed out loud twice at this claim, and according to the charges filed by the prosecutor, “grew loud and more disruptive” as an officer attempted to remove her from the room.
“Her disruptive behavior included yelling that Senator Sessions’ ‘voting record was evil’ and waving a sign that read: ‘Support civil rights, stop [S]essions’.” She faces up to a year in jail and a hefty fine.
In the meantime, House Democrats mocked Republicans from the floor Thursday after GOP representatives voted to pass the American Health Care Act by chanting "na-na-na-na, na-na-na-na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye," at their counterparts. None of them were arrested. Go figure, shaking my head.