Democrat and “Squad” member, Rep. Jamaal Bowman has been censured for triggering a fire alarm in one of the U.S. Capitol office buildings in September when the chamber was in session.
The Republican censure resolution passed with some Democrat votes, but most Democrats stood by Bowman in opposition of an effort they said lacked credibility and integrity. The prominent progressive now becomes the third Democrat House member to be admonished this year through the censure process, which is a punishment one step below expulsion from the House. Newsmax.
Bowman had pled guilty to a charge of falsely pulling a fire alarm and had to pay a $1,000 fine Bowman and if there were any justice in the world, he should have been charged with obstructing a Congressional hearing which was the Justice Department’s key criminal charge against hundreds of January 6 arrestees. These are ridiculous double standards. In our opinion, the Republicans are now equally at fault for allowing it to stand, and for looking out for one of their own rather than seeing justice done.
Bowman had pleaded guilty in October to a misdemeanor charge for pulling the fire alarm. He also agreed to apologize to the Capitol Police and pay a $1,000 fine, according to a deal with prosecutors. In return, the charge was expected to be dismissed in three months.
Knowingly and falsely pulling a fire alarm is punishable by a fine or up to six months in prison, according to the District of Columbia criminal code.
A month ago, the House voted to censure Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., the only Palestinian-American in Congress, for her remarks on the Israel-Hamas war.
In June, the House voted on party lines to censure California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who Republicans said spread falsehoods about collusion with Russia in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
BREAKING NEWS: House votes 214 to 191 to censure Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., for triggering a fire alarm in one of the U.S. Capitol office buildings in September when the chamber was in session. MORE: https://t.co/k4U7QSPf7D pic.twitter.com/LW05gV1aGP— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) December 7, 2023