3. Backing Jeff Sessions
When the Alabama senator Richard Shelby claimed that Jeff Sessions had a history of “treating all Americans equally under the law,” and that it “is clear and well-documented,” it made Code Pink activist Desiree Fariooz laugh at the attorney general’s confirmation hearing in January. She had all the reason to roll her eyes at these statements due to the fact that Sessions had a well-documented history of treating African-Americans unfairly. Prosecutors said that her laugh “amounted to willful ‘disorderly and disruptive conduct’ intended to ‘impede, disrupt, and disturb the orderly conduct’ of congressional proceedings.” She has since been prosecuted, convicted and currently awaiting to find out if she will receive jail time.