The Democrat from New York who pulled the Capitol fire alarm yesterday released a statement late last night claiming he thought pulling the fire alarm would open the door.
Here’s his statement:
Statement from Congressman Jamaal Bowman. pic.twitter.com/v6qjdHNI7T
— Congressman Jamaal Bowman (@RepBowman) October 1, 2023
In his defense, Democrats are bending over backwards to claim the sign on the door was confusing and that’s why Bowman pulled the fire alarm:
Bowman was trying to walk from the Cannon building to the Capitol building to vote. Unusually, the Cannon exit he went to wouldn't open and had this confusing sign on it. He thought it was saying you had to press the alarm to get out. This all makes sense. What am I missing? pic.twitter.com/qTfHIHYF7m
— Matt Bruenig (@MattBruenig) October 1, 2023
But that is preposterous. Nothing on that sign says to pull the fire alarm. It says to try and open the door, an alarm will sound, and the door will unlock within 30 seconds. How did Bowman ever get a doctorate if he can’t even understand a simple sign like this to open a door? He’s clearly lying and Democrats, as well as the media, are giving him cover.
And just to point out, that doesn’t even look like the sign in the picture from surveillance.
JUST IN: Capitol Police release photo of NY Rep. Jamaal Bowman pulling a fire alarm to suspend Congress and "disrupt an official proceeding" pic.twitter.com/o21CHuTJRN
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) September 30, 2023