The mainstream media would have you believe that a protestor at the Jeff Sessions hearing was just convicted of laughing out loud. If you were paying attention back then, you would have seen the video of the outrageous actions that occurred after Desiree Fairooz, a longtime anti-war demonstrator, was asked to leave. The scenes that followed are the reasons that a jury of her peers found her guilty of violating Federal law. Read all about the appropriate verdict here.
As Written By Becket Adams for The Washington Examiner:
A Code Pink demonstrator was not convicted Wednesday simply for laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing.
Laughter was indeed a factor in the jury’s decision this week to convict Desiree Fairooz, a longtime anti-war demonstrator, but the story is a bit more complicated than that.
Fairooz was arrested on Jan. 10 after she laughed out loud during Sen. Richard Shelby’s, R-Ala., introductory remarks at Sessions’ confirmation hearing, reported the Huffington Post’s Ryan J. Reilly, who has done a fine job tracking this story since the beginning.
The veteran protestor scoffed when the Shelby said Sessions’ record of “treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented.” Fairooz was detained soon thereafter and charged with “disorderly and disruptive conduct” intended to “impede, disrupt, and disturb the orderly conduct” of congressional business.
The Code Pink demonstrator also caused a scene when law enforcement officials escorted her from the chamber, which earned her a second misdemeanor for, “allegedly parading, demonstrating or picketing within a Capitol,” Reilly reported at the time.
Fast-forward to May, and this is where things become a bit more complicated.
Fairooz was convicted on both misdemeanors Wednesday, but jurors stressed they focused on the parading and picketing charges, and not on …..
CONTINUE READING ABOUT CONVICTION HERE: No, a woman wasn’t convicted today simply for laughing during Jeff Session’s confirmation hearing