Well, the hammer has finally dropped in the fire alarm scandal for Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.).
Bowman, if you recall, “accidentally” pulled the fire alarm during a session of Congress.
After the investigation was concluded, Bowman was charged with a misdemeanor, with a sentence of a maximum of six months in jail.
Don’t Get Too Excited
The U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) stated, “We finished our investigation.
“Our agents gathered all the evidence, packaged it up, and sent the entire case with charges to prosecutors for their consideration.”
The charges were announced, and Bowman has reportedly already agreed to a plea deal, not willing to take the risk of going to court and losing, so no jail time for the boisterous lawmaker.
Bowman stated, “I am responsible for activating a fire alarm, I will be paying the fine issued, and look forward to these charges being ultimately dropped.”
He is reportedly getting hit with a $1,000 fine and has to write a letter of apology, then the charges will be dropped.
In the meantime, Republicans have drafted a resolution to expel Bowman from Congress for his little fire drill moment.
I would not get our hopes up for that, either, as only five members of the House have been expelled in the entire history of our country, so I doubt it will happen over a fire alarm being pulled.
Bowman has and continues to say this was an accident, but I just cannot believe he did not know what he was doing, especially considering his career as a teacher and principal.
I would imagine he ran hundreds of fire drills with children, more than likely even explaining to the children that the fire alarm was not to be played with at any time.
Considering the effort it takes to pull an alarm, I tend to believe that he knew exactly what he was doing when he pulled that alarm.