Rep. Bowman Pleads Guilty to Falsely Pulling Fire Alarm; New Video Shows Him Tearing Down Warning Signs

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) has pleaded guilty to one count of falsely pulling a fire alarm after claiming that he had activated the alarm mistakenly in his “rush to get to a vote to avoid a government shutdown.”

Bowman set off the alarm in the Cannon House Office Building on Sept. 30 as lawmakers were about to vote on a spending measure to keep the government open. He claimed at the time that the door was usually open for votes, but was closed, and he accidentally activated the alarm, thinking it would open the door.

“I am embarrassed to admit that I activated the fire alarm, mistakenly thinking it would open the door. I regret this and sincerely apologize for any confusion this caused,” he said at the time.

Republicans accused Bowman of trying to delay the vote on government funding and obstructing an official proceeding.

Surveillance video released Thursday shows the far-left Democrat removing the warning signs before pulling the fire alarm, and then quickly walking away without even attempting to open the door.

During a hearing in D.C. Superior Court Thursday morning, prosecutors told Magistrate Judge Dorsey Jones that after Bowman pulled the alarm, “he walked past seven uniformed Capitol Police officers without telling any of them that he was the one who pulled the alarm or that there was no fire in the Cannon office building.”

Bowman claimed that he didn’t stop to tell police there was no fire because he didn’t want to be late for the floor votes.

The New York Democrat entered his plea as part of a sweetheart deal with prosecutors that involves a minimal fine and a dismissal of the charge after three months.

Under the deal, Bowman is required to pay a $1,000 fine and write an apology letter to the U.S. Capitol Police chief. In return, prosecutors have agreed to dismiss the charge against Bowman in three months, as long as he breaks no other laws during that time.

The congressman will have to return to court on Jan. 29, 2024, for a hearing to confirm his compliance with the agreement and for the formal dismissal of the charge against him.

Bowman said in a statement Wednesday that he accepts responsibility for his actions: “I am responsible for activating a fire alarm, I will be paying the fine issued, and look forward to these charges being ultimately dropped.”

Rep. Lisa McClain (R-Mich.) secretary for the House Republican Conference, said on  X Wednesday that she would introduce a resolution to censure Bowman and remove him from all committee assignments for the remainder of the 118th Congress for activating the alarm.



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Photo: UNITED STATES - JULY 14: Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., is seen in the U.S. Capitol after the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act vote on Friday, July 14, 2023. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

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    One thing we should all learn from Bowman’s behavior can only be learned by revisiting J6. J6, and what Bowman did, taken together, shows a consistency of behavior which was always present but never really appreciated by slow learning Republicans.

    Republicans, listening to FOX NEWS, on the morning of November 4th, were expecting someone, other than Chris Wallace, to echo what everyone saw, with their own eyes, as a very strange election. Instead FOX made it clear that they would not entertain any discussion. Likewise on J6 Republicans expected, the prior denied opportunity from the media, to finally be addressed by Mike Pence so the Congress and the world could finally hear what was on everyone’s mind for months and weeks post Election Day. That never happened. And Bowman is an example of the reason why.

    Most conservative pundits understand that J6 was designed by the radical left to continue the rue needed to coverup the rigged 2020 election. However it was utilized to become even more than that. J6 was designed by patriots as an opportunity for truth to be told. That is why thousands poured into Washington DC. The radical left was never going to let that happen. The riot was designed to prevent people from speaking out and that was clearly accomplished. However it did not even end there.

    The Democratic majority, for two years, focused the House legislative processes, using Liz Cheney to help carry their water, to additionally embellish upon the already embellished J6 riot. Furthermore, the J6 event was seen as an opportunity to yield even more untruths. Why not add a few radical, biased, fascist prosecutors and justices into the mix to create a never ending sordid circus devoid of any semblance of Constitutionality, law and real justice? And that is exactly what they did and are still doing.

    What Bowman did should now make what J6 was originally about exceedingly apparent. He followed “Rules for Radicals”. He followed the playbook. Whenever an opportunity arises to prevent discussion, arbitration and alternative evidence, facts and opinions to be heard you can count on a member of the Democratic Party to use any opportunity, even if it involves self-sacrifice, to prevent that from happening.

    Bowman is as guilty as Hell which is where he should be going. The vast majority of the J6 attendees were illegally prosecuted. They were patriots looking for Mike Pence to formerly present, to the Congress and the attentive world, their concerns and grievances over the 2020 election. Mike Pence was prevented from doing so by the very government that was designed from inception to use their best attempts to make that happen. Apparently no Democrat is aware or cares about the 5th aspect of the First Amendment to the US Constitution. The Democrat Party hates truth and justice. They wish to surpress it. They hate America.

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