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
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
— Dianne Sherman (@dsherman2407) May 3, 2017
Folks: Stop laughing at Jeff Sessions, or you’re going to jail.
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) May 3, 2017
— Dickey Evans (@dickey_evans) May 3, 2017
— #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.”