Bowman's fire alarm case shows Congressman given special treatment

 October 30, 2023

Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-NY) treatment after pulling a Capitol Building fire alarm to help stop a vote concerning a government shutdown reveals his party's special treatment in the case.

Bowman was recorded on video pulling the alarm and walking out of the building.

The background

"Bowman’s punishment will only be a $1000 fine and have the incident expunged from his record. It’s indicative of the corrupt favors given to the elite and reinforces the belief of many in a two-tiered justice system," the Washington Examiner reported.

"If any ordinary person did what Bowman did, the consequences would be much worse than just a fine. This is especially true, considering Bowman didn’t just pull a fire alarm as a prank. He did it to obstruct a congressional vote," it added.

The contradictions

"In his initial statement, Bowman claimed that he was rushing to get to a vote and did it by accident," Greg Price reported.

"The video shows him removing the warning signs and not even attempting to open the door," he continued.

More punishment required

“The video shows Bowman removing the signs from the door and then pulling the fire alarm as he was walking away from the door — he did NOT attempt to exit the building after pulling the alarm," FACT Executive Director Kendra Arnold said in a statement Thursday.

"The video and his guilty plea clearly demonstrate the story he told was an attempt to cover up his actions," she noted.

The watchdog group is calling for real punishment for Bowman's action beyond the current fine.

The group has filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics, but so far it is unclear if anything else will be done.

The sad action is now being covered over by both Bowman and Democrats who act like it was not a big deal to break the law.

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