So it looks like we have pretty good circumstantial evidence that Representative Jamaal Bowman of New York tried to delay the vote on the continuing resolution that would avert a shutdown by . . . pulling the fire alarm in the Cannon office building.
The building was promptly evacuated until authorities could establish there was no threat.
How stupid can one man be? There are cameras everywhere in these office buildings. And currently there are thousands of eagle-eyed staffers always watching the representatives around them for even the slightest possibility of having gossip to bring to Capitol Hill bars after business is done. You will be seen.
And of course there are at least two potential crimes. The first is calling emergency services when there is plainly no emergency. The second is trying to disrupt a piece of congressional business.