Rep. Jamaal Bowman released a statement admitting he pulled the fire alarm inside of the Capitol but in that same statement the progressive lawmaker from New York offered an excuses why he pulled the alarm.
In the statement Rep. Bowman stated “Today, as I was rushing to make a vote, I came to a door that is usually open for votes but today would not open.”
He continued “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.”
Here’s his full apology below:
Statement from Congressman Jamaal Bowman. pic.twitter.com/v6qjdHNI7T
— Congressman Jamaal Bowman (@RepBowman) October 1, 2023
Many Republicans are not buying Bowman’s excuse.
Rep. George Santos who has been under scrutiny released a hilarious video mocking Bowman claiming he didn’t know he pulled a fire alarm.
Take a look:
George Santos releases a tutorial on fire alarms after Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York pulled the fire alarm potentially so Democrats would not vote and shut down the government. WATCH pic.twitter.com/s3E57JgSQM
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) September 30, 2023
Per Yahoo News:
Democratic U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman faced