A woman was removed from Jeff Sessions’ Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for literally laughing out loud at Senate Republican attempts to whitewash their colleague’s anti-civil rights record.
While Sen. Richard Shelby was heaping praise on his fellow Senator from Alabama, he said that Sessions has a record of treating everyone equally.
Picture of the Code Pink protester being removed for laughing:
— NAACP (@NAACP) January 10, 2017
Journalists reported that the woman was removed for laughing too loud:
A Code Pink protester laughed too loud at Shelby's praise for Sessions so she's out. You LOL you lose.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) January 10, 2017
Guards kicking out Code Pink member for laughing when Sen. Shelby said Sessions has a record of treating all people equally under the law.
— Pema Levy (@pemalevy) January 10, 2017
The nation is supposed to keep a straight face while Senate Republicans push a confirmation hearing for a man who has not been properly vetted, refused to comply with the law by completing his disclosure forms, and has an anti-civil rights record.
Sessions voted against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, voted for a constitution ban on same-sex marriage, voted against expanding hate crimes legislation to cover sexual orientation. Sessions once called a black attorney “boy,” and has described the Civil Rights Act as “intrusive.”
This is not the record of a man who believes in equal and fair treatment under the law. However, don’t you dare laugh at Republican propaganda during a confirmation hearing, or security will toss you out.
Reality has no home with the Republican majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee.