Justice Department abandons charges on Sessions protestor
Code Pink protestors, including Fairooz, demonstrate during Sessions' hearing. Photo: Lynch/MediaPunch/IPX
The Justice Department has dropped a case against a woman who was arrested after laughing during Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing, per the Huffington Post. Desiree Fairooz was convicted in May of "disorderly or disruptive conduct," but a judge tossed that conviction. She was set to go on trial again next week, but prosecutors dropped the charges on Monday.
Fairooz laughed after GOP Sen. Richard Shelby said during the hearing that Sessions had a "clear" record of "treating all Americans equally under the law." She then shouted that Sessions was "evil" as she was being removed from the courtroom by Capitol Police.