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Rep. Jamaal Bowman hit with misdemeanor charge for pulling fire alarm to delay House vote

Far-left New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman was charged with a misdemeanor Wednesday after he pulled a fire alarm last month to delay a House vote on spending legislation to avoid a partial government shutdown.

Bowman, 47, was due to be booked at processed by Capitol Police Thursday on the charge of raising a false fire alarm, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a fine of up to $1,000.

Bowman had insisted the Sept. 30 mishap was an honest mistake caused by him trying to open a door to rush to a vote.

However, surveillance images showed the alarms and emergency exits were clearly marked and included detailed instructions about how to open them.

Jamaal Bowman pulling the fire alarm
The wild incident in the Cannon Building was caught on camera.
Jamaal Bowman
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