Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman (NY) pulled a fire alarm in Cannon Building on Saturday, forcing an evacuation as Democrats tried to buy more time to read new CR, Fox News’ Chad Pergram reported.
Dem NY Rep Jamaal Bowman pulled fire alarm in Cannon Building, forcing evacuation as Dems tried to buy more time to read new CR. USCP criminal investigation unit is questioning Bowman
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 30, 2023
“USCP criminal investigation unit is questioning Bowman,” Pergram noted. The USCP is the Capitol Police.
The Capitol Police released a photo of Bowman pulling the fire alarm.
JUST IN: Capitol Police release photo of NY Rep. Jamaal Bowman pulling a fire alarm to suspend Congress and "disrupt an official proceeding" pic.twitter.com/o21CHuTJRN
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) September 30, 2023
Marjorie Taylor Greene captured the fallout. “Fire alarm is going off in Cannon,” she noted.
Just yesterday, Bowman stated a government shutdown will probably happen because of House Republicans’ “incompetence and dysfunction.”
Pulling a “fire alarm” would certainly qualify as “incompetence and dysfunction,” in most voters’ books.
The temporary government shutdown would happen if Congress does not reach an agreement before Oct. 1.