In a surprising turn of events, Rep. Jamaal Bowman accidentally pulled a fire alarm in the Cannon House Office Building on Saturday morning. This incident occurred just before the House was set to vote on a government funding bill. House Administration Committee Chairman Bryan Steil revealed the incident, stating that an investigation into the incident is currently underway. Bowman’s office has claimed that it was a genuine accident and the congressman himself explained that he pulled the fire alarm thinking it would open a door he needed to access. However, Republican Rep. Lisa McClain is now circulating a resolution to censure Bowman over the incident.
Leadership from both parties was notified of the situation once Bowman was identified in security footage. The GOP response to the incident has been strong, with Rep. McClain leading the effort to censure Bowman. While the resolution gains traction, Bowman has dismissed the Republican reaction, suggesting that this is simply par for the course. It remains to be seen how this incident will be resolved and what consequences may arise for Rep. Bowman. This story is still developing, so stay tuned for further updates.