Socialist Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) set off a fire alarm at his House office building on Saturday as Democrats sought to delay a vote on a Republican stopgap spending bill.
The violent incident in Cannonville was caught on camera and confirmed by multiple witnesses, according to Politico.
“This is the United States Congress, not a New York City high school. It’s hard even for a member of the socialist team to interrupt proceedings by setting off a fire alarm while trying to draft a bill to avert a shutdown. Pathetic,” Staten Island Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis wrote on X (formerly Twitter).
Malliotakis’ office told the Post it would move to remove Bowman from the chamber.
“New York Democrat Jamal Bowman has literally set off a fire alarm, stalling and blocking our efforts to force a vote to keep the federal government open. Pathetic. A criminal investigation must be conducted. “There is,” said Northern Republican Rep. Nick Langworthy.
Creating a false fire alarm is a misdemeanor in the District of Columbia, punishable by up to six months in prison.
The newspaper contacted the U.S. Capitol Police and Bowman.