Feel Good Story Of The Day: Code Pink Activists Convicted For Public Idiocy

Here’s a feel-good story for the day.

If you’re like me, you always look forward to a good Code Pink story.

Who doesn’t love those pink vagina costumes? Amirite?


Ok. Sarcasm mode: Off.

Three of those leftist jackasses were convicted today for disrupting Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing, earlier this year.

From The Hill:

Desiree Fairooz, who dressed up as a pink version of Lady Liberty, was found guilty on charges of parading or demonstrating on Capitol grounds and disorderly conduct, The New York Times reported.

Two other Code Pink activists, Tighe Barry and Lenny Bianchi, were reportedly acquitted on a count of disorderly conduct but were convicted on two separate charges of parading or demonstrating during the hearing.

The men didn’t wear vagina costumes (But let’s be honest… they didn’t have to). Instead, they dressed up as KKK members to disrupt the proceedings.

The sentencing hasn’t come down, yet, but they could potentially see a year behind bars.

Fingers crossed.

Fairooz told the Times she was “really disappointed” by the jury’s decision after a two-day trail in the U.S. Superior Court in Washington. She said it is too early to talk about an appeal, but her attorney plans to file post-trial motions to set the verdict aside.

“We’ll face that music when we get to that,” Fairooz said.

She reportedly plans to continue protesting because she is “so disgusted with so many different aspects of our current government.”


Yes, aren’t we all? There are ways to protest without being vile or disrespectful.

Fairooz said when Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said Sessions’s record of “treating all Americans equally under the law is clear and well-documented” early in the hearing, she couldn’t help but laugh.

“I just couldn’t hold it,” she told the newspaper. “It was spontaneous. It was an immediate rejection of what I considered an outright lie or pure ignorance.”

Fairooz told the newspaper she expected a warning to be quiet after she laughed, rather than being taken into custody.

“None of us planned to get arrested,” she said. “We just wanted to be a visible symbol of dissent.”


All of the protesters pled not guilty, and apparently they thought a jury of their peers would find their cause just.

Nope. Their peers found them just as annoying at the rest of us do.


Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Trending on RedState Videos