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Bremerton leader to fight charge she shouted at DC hearing
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Bremerton city councilwoman plans to fight a charge that she disrupted Congress during a confirmation hearing for now-U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The Kitsap Sun reports (https://goo.gl/5LHMqU) that Councilwoman Leslie Daugs on Monday rejected a plea deal by federal prosecutors and said her attorney will be seeking to dismiss the case.
At the January hearing in D.C., Daugs shouted an obscenity in response to two Trump supporters who she said were “high-fiving and fist-bumping” in support of Sessions. Daugs was arrested on a charge of “disrupting Congress.”
It’s illegal to utter loud, threatening or abusive language or to engage in disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Daugs disagrees that Sessions’ hearing was disrupted by her actions and questions why the behavior of the two men went unnoticed by police.
Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/