“Squad” Congressman Pulls the Handle

| October 1, 2023

Honest Mistake

Rep. Jamaal Bowman Pulls Fire Alarm in House Office Building

Mr. Bowman, a Democrat, pulled the alarm ahead of a rushed vote on a stopgap funding measure. Two investigations have been opened in the incident.

By Kayla Guo and Gaya Gupta

Representative Jamaal Bowman, Democrat of New York, pulled a fire alarm in the House Cannon office building on Saturday as his party was trying to delay a vote on a stopgap spending bill, prompting an evacuation of the building and investigations by the Capitol Police and the House Administration Committee.

The alarm was triggered at the same time that House Democrats at the Capitol were stalling a vote on a spending measure to keep the government operating for another 45 days. Speaker Kevin McCarthy had unveiled the bill just minutes earlier, and Democrats were scrambling to read the bill and determine whether to support it. Later in the day, the bill passed 335 to 91, with more Democrats voting for it than Republicans.

In a statement released Saturday night, Mr. Bowman said that he had not pulled the alarm to delay the vote, as some Republicans had presumed. He said that as he was rushing to the Capitol to cast a vote, he came to a door in the Cannon building that would not open.

“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,” Mr. Bowman said. “But I want to be very clear: this was not me, in any way, trying to delay any vote. It was the exact opposite — I was trying urgently to get to a vote.”

New York Times

What an idiot. I can’t wait to see the bobbleheads desperately try to spin this as a simple mistake- of course it wasn’t. Question is, did he obstruct an official proceeding, a federal felony which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000? Or is that statute only used by the DOJ when charging 6 January insurrectionists?

Category: Dick Stepping, Legal, Points-and-Laughs

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Only an offense when Republicans can shafted for it.

Amateur Historian

Best defense for a Republican against that is to not do anything when Dems pull tyrannical shit, in spite of what you claimed to your constituents that you would do during election season.

Amateur Historian

*they, *their, *they. Well, that’s an F in Grammar for me.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

Nothing will happen to this A-Hole because he has that LETTER DEE in front of his name. IMHO I think it was an MFA he did on purpose.


Most definitely on purpose.

Now let’s see if this becomes a bigger story, or if another Trump indictment is around the corner.


Of course he did it on purpose. What a jerk!


Of course he did it on purpose. If they have a (D) after their names and their lips are moving and sound comes out of their mouths, they are lying to us. They also think most of us are morons. This dude is a former school principal; he knows all about this type of fire alarm.


I gotta admit I got lost in an elevator the other day.
Could not figure out which button to push after the door closed.
I was alone and confused by all the alien like symbols on the
control panel. More than half the panel was taken up by key
slots. All one key or different for each? I thought.
In any case there was a RED handled switch that even an
idiot like me would know not to fuck with.
Eventually the elevator moved on it’s own and I ended up on
the correct floor. Whatever happened to the human operators?
I’ll bet they had good pensions.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

Thats the problem with elevators, they do have their ups and downs. We were in an elevator going to a customers business in Manhatten and the elevator operator kept calling me son, so as the doors opened at our floor I turned around and asked the operator while he kept calling me son. So he says, “well, I brought you up”

jeff LPH 3 63-66

Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., could be charged with obstruction for triggering a Capitol fire alarm during House proceedings, former acting U.S. Attorney General Matt Whitaker told Newsmax on Sunday morning.


If he’s lying, he doesn’t deserve to be in congress. If he thought it would open the door, he’s too stupid to represent anyone.. but as those above have pointed out, he’s a DEE, so all is well, nothing to see here…

The party of criminals…


IF..he’s lying? I don’t think there is any doubt my friend.


Agreed Sparks, I was trying to appear impartial.. lol


If he’s lying, he’s more than qualified to be a member of Congress.


In my heart, I feel as though he was just trying to “start a conversation”.


Another Beer Summit with Obama.


One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.



Our leaders are a bunch of low class A- holes and they keep trying to LOWER the standards.

We need to start over with some educated, punctual, devoted to the people, dependable to do the job they were sent to do, and do it with some class.

Our government is not working for US and is not going in the right direction.


I’ll say it, Rep. Jamaal Bowman is a c*ck s*ucker.


Don’t tell Obama, he will be looking for a new cook/swim partner.

A Proud Infidel®™

It sounds like HE’S SO STUPID that people can lose IQ points just by being near him!
IMO he is definitely someone’s useful idiot in The Great Whorehouse on the Potomac River.

Army-Air Force Guy

Him and Hank Johnson (D-GA) whose line of thinking is always good for a laugh.


Hank’s line of thinking is sometimes upside down.


The combination of his party affiliation and his melanin levels will ensure he doesn’t get even a wrist slap.

He is an embarrassment to the many honest, hard-working, thoughtful Americans who all all over this land.


Try to edit my mistakes and get the “You Are Posting Too Fast” message.


Wait a bit and get the “no longer able to edit” message.

There’s a gremlin in the code somewhere, Dave.


Don’t worry about whether you can edit or not, especially since you spoke the truth.

The Code

I am incapable of making mistakes Dave.


Jamaal: “Oh, this must unlock the door.”


Weaponized stupidity.


I am totally willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. All we have to do is cross reference all of the other congressman who have triggered a false alarm right before an important house vote. If that data is indeed an empty set, then he is lying.


So, this guy lacks the cognitive ability to distinguish between a fire alarm and a door opener, and yet he gets elected to The US Congress. Yeah, we got no chance…


Yep, that’s the level of “intelligence” that the lemmings are looking for…

‘Idiocracy” was supposed to be a comedy, not a “how to”…

USMC Steve

I will simply refer you to Fetterman on that note. It seems to be a trend in the socialist democrat party.


You say trend, I say requirement….tomato, tomatoe..


C’mon, Guys…cut the dood some slack. He only committed a felony to raise awareness about the dumpster fire that is Kongress. Burn him with the maximum penalty! He won’t even get a slap on the wrist.

“JAL? No I don’t need info on tickets, I’m just inquiring to see if you have any pissed off wide body drivers that are free this weekend.” “Thank you, I’ll hold.”


Nice Clancy reference. Where’s Captain Torajiro Sato when you need him?


We will NOT “vote” our way out of this mess.


An average first-grader knows you don’t pull the handle unless it’s an emergency. This asshat is either too stupid to serve in congress, or he pulled the handle intentionally. Either way, he needs to go home and think about the error of his ways. Permanently.


The video shows he pulled it intentionally while facing the red alarm switch, at the same time his D-rat colleague was trying to stall the proceedings. He wasn’t facing the door he claimed he was trying to open with the wheel chair button.

pookysgirl, WC wife

Move over, Fetterman, we’ve got a new contender for the “Dumbest Congresscritter Award”!


He didn’t do by mistake or because he is stupid. He did it on purpose to delay the vote, because that was the D-rat strategy at the time. At that point in time, the D-rats wanted the possibility of a government shutdown to look like it would happen.

Green Thumb

Read somewhere that we was a former school Principal to boot.

Kinda should know better.

Green Thumb

I wonder who put him up to it?


Jamaal Bowman: Career public tit sucker who has caused more damage in life than he could ever repair.


Yep. He has never collected anything but gov’t checks as a public school teacher and middle school principal before he became a grifting pol.


“This was the worst attack on our Democracy since 9/11. It’s heartbreaking and I’m still shaking.”



When the rest of the world watches the news from America, they see a third world dumpster fire. A failed state.


No one was hurt. This is not news. Let the man do the work his constituents elected him to do.


Interesting viewpoint. Do you also believe that multiple police officers were killed in the January 6 “insurrection”?


Of course he does. Progs always believe their progda MSM propaganda. The party line is never wrong.


Proggy lemmings believe whatever they’re told to believe, and nothing more..


Have another helping of paint chips.. you obviously like the lead ones..

Green Thumb

Pulling that shit can cause a stampede if enough folks are trying to move out, idiot.

Dennis - not chevy

I still remember what the TI said, “Do not pull the fire alarm until the flames are licking your ass!” Enough said in 1975 should be enough now.