DESIREE ALI-FAIROOZ IN THE FACE OF CONDOLEEZA RICE 10 YEARS AGO.
Actually, since I can’t find any biographical information on the woman that the press says was convicted for laughing at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, it’s best to say that whatever ethnicity she is, she’s a professional protester who really needs to see some jail time.
Snopes reports that the kebab (or married to a kebab at one time?) has been previously arrested for assaulting a cop and disorderly conduct.
The liberal press is reporting that the Code Pink scum was arrested for laughing. Not so. Fake news.
The sand turd was busted for disrupting a Congressional hearing and then fighting the police when she was asked to leave. Two others were also convicted of the same crime yesterday.
An activist was convicted Wednesday on criminal misdemeanor charges for laughing during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing.
Desiree Fairooz, 61, a long-time member of activist group Code Pink, was arrested on January 10 during the hearing’s opening statements. Tighe Barry and Lenny Bianchi, also members of Code Pink — who were dressed as members of the Ku Klux Klan as commentary on what Code Pink describes as Sessions’ racist past — were also arrested for causing a disruption.
Barry and Bianchi were escorted out of the Kennedy Caucus Room and arrested first. Less than 30 minutes after the two men were removed from the room, Fairooz was removed and arrested, according to a government motion.
Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby testified during his opening statement that Sessions’ record of “treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented,” and it was following this remark that Fairooz is alleged to have let out a laugh.
The government motion describes two bouts of laughter.
“In response to this statement, Defendant Fairooz, who had been sitting with Defendants Barry and Bianchi before their disruption and removal, let out aloud [sic] burst of laughter, followed by a second louder burst of laughter,” the document reads.
But Ariel Gold, campaign director for Code Pink who was sitting near Fairooz in the Kennedy Caucus Room, told NBC News that the noise was less than a cough.
“I would describe it as a reflex. It was such an appalling statement for Senator Shelby to make … this is such an absurdity that Mr. Sessions has a record of treating Americans equally, that she just reflexively let out a noise,” Gold said. “I was sitting about two people away, and I would say the noise was quieter than a cough.”
The case went to trial on Monday and closing arguments were made on Tuesday.
Fairooz was found guilty of disrupting Congress and parading/demonstrating on Wednesday afternoon, according to U.S. Attorney spokesman Bill Miller. Barry and Bianchi were each found guilty of parading/demonstrating and unlawful display but were found not guilty of disrupting Congress.
Miller said each charge is a misdemeanor with a statutory maximum of six months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
“Since CODEPINK formed at the start of the Iraq war, we have continuously been in the halls of Congress and in the streets standing up against war, militarism, and hatred. That Tighe, Lenny, and Desiree were convicted for peacefully protesting the hatred and racism of Jeff Sessions is an affront to justice and contrary to the kind of peaceful tolerant world we all deserve to live in,” a group spokesperson said in a statement emailed to NBC News.
Code Pink’s statement drips with hatred for the rule of law and for civility. The women need to go to jail and actually ali-Fairooz should be deported afterward, even if she were born in America. We’ve let too many of these America haters and their sense of entitlement stay in the country. Ship her to North Korea and let her try protesting Kim Jong Un.