At the time Jamaal Bowman gave his excuse for pulling the fire alarm all I could think of was BS and now the results The investigation blew away his excuse that he was trying to open a nearby door. of the investigation proves he was not trying to make sure he voted, he was in hurry to get into a secret Democratic meeting. Funny he never mentioned the meeting in his investigation.
A video that shows him pulling the alarm showed that he never even looked at the door, he just walked away. If this had been Jim Jordan or James Comer, they would be shot at sunrise. The RINOs wanted Bowman to get a slap on the wrist as opposed to removing him from the House. Bowman, a former middle school principal and member of the leftist “Squad,” was actually leaving to attend an emergency Democratic caucus meeting.
The “exchange demonstrates that although Rep. Bowman may have initially believed a vote on the continuing resolution was imminent, however, Bowman’s Chief of Stff made Bowman aware of the meeting. The middle school where Bowman had been principal had a guide for student rules that included a rule that stated anyone who set off a fire alarm when there was no fire would be expelled.
The report said:
“In light of this evidence, the OCE finds the explanation provided by Rep. Bowman’s official statement and those published by his staff to be less than credible or otherwise misleading.”
🚨 NEW FOOTAGE: Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman removes warning signs before pulling the fire alarm in a House office building last month pic.twitter.com/dhwOQN2G6y
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“OCE staff obtained evidence appearing to contradict Rep. Bowman’s claim that he mistakenly activated the fire alarm. Surveillance video obtained by the OCE shows Rep. Bowman deliberately pulling the fire alarm lever without ever looking back to determine whether the alarm facilitated the opening of the emergency doors. Indeed … Rep. Bowman casually walked away from the secured area upon triggering the fire alarm, appearing seemingly disinterested in actually departing through the exit.”
Because the OCE’s board found there was not “substantial reason to believe that Rep. Bowman may have obstructed or attempted to impede an official House proceeding,” it recommended the committee dismiss the allegation. But the board did vouch for further review of the allegation that Bowman “willfully and knowingly gave a false alarm of fire in the District of Columbia.”
Bowman also said in his official statement that he “mistakenly” activated the fire alarm “thinking it would open the door,” another claim disputed by the OCE report.
The OCE report was published on Thursday by House Ethics Committee. Although the panel declined to open a probe in November, Ethics Chairman Michael Guest (R-MS) and ranking member Susan Wild (D-PA) explained on Thursday that some members wanted to wait on taking action until OCE made its referral. They said OCE submitted the referral in December, shortly after the GOP-led House voting in December to formally rebuke Bowman over the fire alarm incident. And that ended up being the deciding factor for the panel not to move forward.
“In light of the House’s intervening censure of Representative Bowman, the Committee determined that further review of Representative Bowman’s conduct would be moot,” the leaders said, adding that their panel “separately confirmed that Representative Bowman has complied with the relevant terms of his deferred sentencing agreement” from a plea deal on a misdemeanor count of falsely pulling a fire alarm. Citing house rules, the leaders said their panel would not review the matter further.