Liberal feminists are up in arms this week after one of their own was found guilty of disrupting the confirmation hearing of Jeff Sessions earlier in the year. Desiree Fairooz, along with two of her Code Pink cohorts, was arrested after protesting the hearing, and now could be facing up to a year in prison for their actions.
Fairooz, 61, was convicted on the most serious charges, which stemmed from her excessive, purposeful laughter in the hearings. Her fellow activists, Tighe Barry and Lenny Bianchi, were also convicted of parading and demonstrating on Capitol Grounds, though they escaped a conviction of disorderly conduct.
In an interview with The New York Times, Fairooz said she was “really disappointed” by the jury’s ruling, which came after a brief trial in D.C.’s Superior Court. She didn’t address the possibility of appealing the decision, however, saying her attorney was filing a motion to set the verdict aside.
“We’ll face that music when we get to that,” she told the Times.
She said the verdict would not dissuade her from protesting in the future, however, because she was “so disgusted with so many different aspects of our current government.”
We assume she’s not “disgusted” with the recent budget deal, where Democrats basically told Republicans what they wanted and Republicans meekly said, “We’ll give you anything you want if you don’t shutdown the government.”
Fairooz told the Times that the jury was wrong to hold her guilty of excessively disrupting the confirmation hearing and that her laughter was completely involuntary. When Sen. Richard Shelby said that Sessions’ history of “treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented,” Fairooz simply couldn’t help herself.
“I just couldn’t hold it,” she said. “It was spontaneous. It was an immediate rejection of what I considered an outright lie or pure ignorance.”
The jury, however, saw it otherwise. Or perhaps they merely found it a little too coincidental that the only individual in the audience overtaken by spontaneous laughter was dressed in pink protest clothing and standing in a group with people wearing KKK robes as a statement against Sessions’ supposed history of racism.
Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come. Maybe if we throw enough of these deranged liberals in the slammer, they’ll realize that the First Amendment does not permit them to shut down civilized society just so they can wave signs around and pretend to “resist” the Trump administration.