“Squad” member Jamaal Bowman was recently charged for pulling a fire alarm while the GOP was figuring out the government budget.
Read more on the initial story here:
Since that story dropped.
New footage proves that Rep. Bowman lied about his reasoning for pulling the fire alarm.
Watch it here:
🚨 NEW FOOTAGE: Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman removes warning signs before pulling the fire alarm in a House office building last month pic.twitter.com/dhwOQN2G6y
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 26, 2023
Fox News covers more on the story:
Fox News obtained security footage from Sept. 30 showing Bowman attempting to open two doors in the Cannon House Office Building.
Bowman appears to approach the doors and try the right door, taking a red alarm sign with him from the entryway.
The congressman then appeared to try to open the left door while knocking over the second alarm sign.
Bowman then turned and pulled the fire alarm before walking off camera still holding the alarm sign from the first door.
Bowman said that he did not mean to pull the fire alarm and that he had done so while in a rush to go vote. The House at the time was debating and voting on a stopgap bill to fund the government temporarily and avert a shutdown.
The "Squad" Democrat told reporters outside the D.C. Superior Court on Thursday that "Hell no" he didn't mean to pull the alarm.
From the new footage.
It becomes evident that Bowman intentionally pulled that alarm and KNEW what he was doing.
Uhh..the sworn affidavit of Capitol Police officer Joseph McAtee OMITS any reference to Jamaal Bowman **tearing the emergency signs off the door** before pulling the fire alarm.
The affidavit also makes clear that Bowman lied in his interview with McAtee.
US Capitol Police… pic.twitter.com/vsWXNjzlJb
— Gregg Re (@gregg_re) October 27, 2023
Here it is, America.
‘Squad’ member Jamaal Bowman removing signs before pulling a fire alarm to halt a vote in Congress.
Bowman earlier claimed he thought it would open the door.
He never even used the door.
Jamaal Bowman is a liar. This is your proofpic.twitter.com/7zo6rSGdxK
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) October 26, 2023
The Hill covers more on the story:
“How do you plead, guilty or not guilty,” asked D.C. Magistrate Judge Dorsey Jones.
“Guilty,” Bowman responded.
Bowman, who has insisted the incident was an accident, after entering his plea told reporters “I feel good” and that he is one step closer to getting the incident behind him.
“I really regret that this caused so much confusion and that people had to evacuate, and I just caused a disturbance. I hate that. It’s pretty embarrassing,” Bowman said.
The New York Democrat pulled the alarm ahead of a House vote to pass a stopgap measure to fund the government hours before a shutdown deadline.
The most important part of this story is that the House was looking at funding the government.
Listen, Bowman might not be the brightest.
But I don't think he's so dumb not to know what happens when a fire alarm is pulled.