Several weeks ago, as the House was preparing for a vote, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) pulled a fire alarm.
Bowman has maintained all along that this was an accident, as he was in a hurry to get back to chambers to vote.
After Bowman secured a plea deal for a $1,000 fine and a letter of apology to the Capitol Police, the full video was released, and it would appear this was far from an accident.
He Did It on Purpose
Immediately after the incident was reported, Bowman stated, "I don't know why this has gotten so much attention. I was literally just in a rush to go vote, man! That's all it was!"
Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman says he still stands by his statement that he pulled the fire alarm in the Capitol complex by accident:
"I don't know why this has gotten so much attention. I was literally just in a rush to go vote, man! That's all it was!" pic.twitter.com/Lq38tL90J8
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 2, 2023
An investigation into the matter was conducted by the Capitol Police and according to Bowman, they found that he did not pull the alarm for any nefarious reason.
The video of the incident, however, tells a far different story.
You can see Bowman walk up the doors, remove safety warnings, then purposely go to the alarm and pull it.
He never tried to open the doors or even looked at the doors again; he just walked out of the picture with the signs…
This is what lawyers would call “intent” https://t.co/1WehfU6XfG
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) October 26, 2023
Why remove the signs you are probably wondering? Well, that was all part of his excuse that he did not see any signs and did not realize pulling the alarm would not open the doors.
It does not get much more blatant than that.
Republican Wisconsin Scott Walker also chimed in, stating, "This is not a brain freeze. Not an accident. This was a premeditated attempt to stop other Members of Congress from voting.
"This is a federal crime and there must be consequences for his actions. The tapes reveal the truth. Time for him to go to jail."
Here is my question… who is the investigator and did they truly find that there was no malicious intent by Bowman to pull the alarm and disrupt the session with this childish stunt?
If that is the case, that investigator needs to be fired, not to mention Bowman should be expelled from Congress for this little stunt.
Had it truly been an accident, I would be the first to say that expelling him would be ridiculous, but this was done on purpose, and he must pay the price for it.