Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Be careful when laughing
You don't want to laugh at a government confirmation hearing, especially if you are laughing at a description of the record of the person being confirmed. Desiree Fairooz was arrested at the hearing of Attorney General Sessions. She laughed when Senator Shelby claimed that Sessions had a long record of “treating all Americans equally.” While her laugh did not interrupt Shelby’s introductory speech, it did amount to willful “disorderly and disruptive conduct” intended to “impede, disrupt, and disturb the orderly conduct” of congressional proceedings. Or, so the government charged when she was arrested and brought to court.