Another protester escorted out of Sessions hearing. Her original offense appeared to be simply laughing. pic.twitter.com/p6lWzBVFRW
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) January 10, 2017
Remember all the protesters who interrupted Jeff Sessions‘ confirmation hearing as Senators debated whether he should be Attorney General? Some of them might be in prison soon.
Specifically, one woman who maintains she just laughed out loud might be heading behind bars for one year. People are less than thrilled about what is being labeled explicit fascism.
Today, a Virginia woman by the name of Desiree A. Fairooz was found guilty of disorderly conduct and parading or demonstrating on Capitol grounds, according to the New York Times. Two other activists from the group she was with, Code Pink, were also convicted for two separate charges of parading or demonstrating.
Fairooz, who, again, said she just laughed, indicated that her lawyer would file post-trial motions seeking to set the verdict aside.
She said, “I’m so disgusted with so many different aspects of our current government.” She also said she’ll keep protesting.
The horror about her possible imprisonment is taking over social media.
I mean it, I’m a repeat offender. No remorse.
— Erin Brr, sir (@erinscafe) May 3, 2017
Code Pink protestors may get jail for laughing at #Sessions confirmation: “I just couldn’t hold it.” #handmaidstale https://t.co/N0v8fod7dm pic.twitter.com/t4Jk1EAjrX
— Dianne Sherman (@dsherman2407) May 3, 2017
Folks: Stop laughing at Jeff Sessions, or you’re going to jail.
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) May 3, 2017
@AmyDentata @meandmrsjones2 @nytimes Yes it is.
— Dickey Evans (@dickey_evans) May 3, 2017
@nytimes @thegarance Republicans can scream LIAR in the middle of an Obama speech but throw people in prison who disagree with them? SICK!!!
— #TrumpCantSwim 🐈👌 (@TrumpCantSwim) May 3, 2017
For the record, what Fairooz found so funny was a Senator saying that Sessions’ record of “treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented.”
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