Dem Rep Bowman pulls fire alarm to delay vote

Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and a mounting number of fellow Republicans are calling for Democratic Representative Jamaal Bowman to be “punished” after they alleged that he pulled a fire alarm to delay a crucial vote as a government shutdown loomed.

McCarthy told reporters on Saturday that he intended to speak with Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, a New York Democrat, over the incident, likening it to the actions of the January 6, 2021 rioters who stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results.

“But this should not go without punishment,” McCarthy told NBC News’ Julie Tsirkin. “This is an embarrassment.”

Bowman, in a statement apologizing for the ordeal on Saturday night, denied pulling the alarm as a political stunt and said he activated it “mistakenly thinking it would open the door.”


What Are Your Thoughts?


Chuck comes from a lineage of journalism. He has written for some of the webs most popular news sites. He enjoys spending time outdoors, bull riding, and collecting old vinyl records. Roll Tide!