New York Democrat under investigation for pulling fire alarm during votes
"Rep. Jamaal Bowman pulled a fire alarm in Cannon this morning," House Administration Committee Chairman Bryan Steil wrote on X. "An investigation into why it was pulled is underway."
New York Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman is under investigation for pulling the fire alarm Saturday during votes for a resolution on U.S. government spending.
"Rep Jamaal Bowman pulled a fire alarm in Cannon this morning," House Administration Committee Chairman Bryan Steil wrote on X. "An investigation into why it was pulled is underway."
Politico's congressional reporter Olivia Beavers said on social media that there is video footage of Bowman pulling the alarm.
"Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) was caught on camera pulling the Cannon fire alarm ahead of this motion to adjourn vote as Dems tried to delay the CR vote, multiple sources tell me," Beavers wrote on X. "We have reached out to him for comment - we haven't viewed footage ourselves."
She said that sources informed her that there is an alert for Capitol police officers to locate him.
Capitol Police have released the photo of Bowman pulling the fire alarm.
According to Axios reporter Andrew Solender, a Bowman spokesperson put out a statement regarding the situation.
“Congressman Bowman did not realize he would trigger a building alarm as he was rushing to make an urgent vote. The Congressman regrets any confusion," the statement reportedly says.
Texas GOP Rep. Troy Nehls posted a picture of himself holding handcuffs captioned: "Jamaal, are you ready?"
This is a developing story.