It's certainly been an eventful day with the fight over the government shutdown, made even crazier by the act of Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) pulling the fire alarm in the Cannon Building before the vote when the Democrats were trying to find ways to delay the vote.
As I reported earlier, Rep. Jamaal Bowmaan's spokesperson admitted he did it, but gave some nonsensical excuse that he "didn't think he would trigger a building alarm."
He also is trying to say he thought it would open a door.
That's ridiculous He's a former school principal. He knows what pulling a fire alarm will do. And idiocy isn't an excuse for breaking the law. What he did may have been "obstruction of an official proceeding," a charge that some of the J6 people were hit with. And some are now serving lengthy sentences.
If he's now trying to argue he didn't understand it, then he's more confused than Joe Biden and shouldn't be in Congress. How do you pull the fire alarm as an adult man and not know the result? The problem for him was he was caught on camera, and now he has to come up with an excuse that doesn't get him charged. That's why his team was scrambling with this unbelievable response now.
The reactions were swift and many compared the situation to the Jan. 6 defendants. Some called for the prosecution of Bowman for obstructing an official proceeding.
His people should not be offering up such silly things, particularly given this is a potential crime, and he just admitted the action.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) called for him to be prosecuted.