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Resolution Being Drafted to Expel House Democrat for ‘Trying to Obstruct’ Bill

House Republicans are demanding that the Democratic lawmaker who pulled a fire alarm in the Cannon Office Building on Saturday face punishment that could include expulsion from Congress.

Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a member of the far-left progressive “squad,” was shown on a security camera image pulling the alarm, which took place not long after House Republicans unveiled a stopgap budget bill that would later pass.

“This is the United States Congress, not a New York City high school. To pull the fire alarm to disrupt proceedings when we are trying to draft legislation to AVERT A SHUTDOWN is pathetic…even for members of the socialist squad,” she posted on X, formerly Twitter.

The terse resolution was already drafted by Saturday evening.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy cited the Capitol incursion in his reaction to the stunt.

McCarthy said the House Ethics Committee should take the incident “seriously,” according to NBC.

“This should not go without punishment,” McCarthy said. “I’m gonna have a discussion with the Democratic leader about it. But this should not go without punishment. This is an embarrassment.”

McCarthy also called the stunt “a new low” and accused Bowman of intentionally “trying to obstruct” the proceedings.

Republican Reps. Harriet Hageman of Wyoming and Lisa McLain of Michigan said they are preparing a resolution to censure Bowman, according to Axios. A censure resolution could pass with a majority; expulsion would take a two-thirds majority.

Some Democrats looked askance at the incident.

“I’d like to understand, obviously, what his explanation is,” Democratic Rep. Joe Morelle of New York said.

“A member of Congress should certainly never put people in jeopardy and this puts people in the middle of health and safety issues,” Morelle said.

Bowman said the incident was a misunderstanding.

“I thought the alarm would open the door,” Bowman said later, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.

“I was rushing to make a vote, I was trying to get to a door.”

Bowman said the widely discussed theory that he pulled the alarm as a delaying tactic was “complete BS.”

Bowman’s representative Emma Simon said it was all just a mistake, according to the New York Post.

“Congressman Bowman did not realize he would trigger a building alarm as he was rushing to make an urgent vote,” she said.

The Post noted that a false fire alarm is a misdemeanor that could be punished with up to six months in jail.

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  • See more says:

    He says he was running late to put in a vote. A position like that you not suppose to run late or the door will be locked on you. You pulled the alarm on account of this to disrupt the Congress , so you could get in. Late dumb ass.

  • Janet Woods says:

    If this moron is so stupid as to not realize that a fire alarm will cause an evacuation of the building and possible injuries as people rush to get out of the building, then maybe he shouldn’t be in Congress. It appears that the more Democrats that we get to know through the media, the more imbeciles we see in their Party. They have Joey Fingers, John Fetterman, AOC, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, Pretty Boy Newsome, Kamala Harris, Hank Johnson, and now this clown.

  • Mike M. says:

    One word.
    It starts with “N” and ends In “R”.
    But wearing a suit.
    Can you guess?

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