Woman Could Face Jail Time for ‘Disrupting’ Sessions Hearing
It’s no laughing matter. Code Pink activist Desiree Fairooz, 61, was found guilty of “disorderly or disruptive conduct” after she was arrested for laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearings in January. Some of the jurors reportedly said that while Fairooz shouldn’t have been arrested for laughing, she was convicted for loudly objecting to being arrested. Prosecutors maintained throughout the case that laughter during the hearing was enough to warrant criminal charges. Fairooz, who says she’s “disappointed” by the verdict, is due back in court in June.