Why is Jamaal Bowman Fire Alarm Video trending? HOLR breaks it down.

According to this article by the NY Post, The House seemingly voted to censure Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) for pulling a fire alarm in a Capitol Hill office building. Allegedly, he did this in order to delay a vote to prevent a government shutdown.

As shown in the below videos on X- formerly known as Twitter- there is video evidence of Bowman pulling the fire alarm. “This censure represents a serious reprimand by the House,” as outlined in the Tweet on X.

What does it mean to censure?

The definition of Censure is the expression of formal disapproval.

What does censure mean in congress

FILE PHOTO: Members of the 118th Congress raise their right hands as they are sworn into office to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives on the fourth day of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 7, 2023. REUTERS/Jon Cherry/File Photo

Jamaal Bowman Fire Alarm

As mentioned in this article, “the House had been deliberating a bill to extend government spending at current levels until Nov. 17” during the time of the false alarm being pulled. According to Bowman, he claimed he “thought the alarm would open the door” insinuating and alleging it was an accident. As the article claims, Bowman also supposedly claimed ​ that he “was just trying to get to my vote and the door that’s usually open wasn’t open, it was closed.”

However, the video evidence shows Bowman pulling down two emergency exit signs from the doors before pulling the alarm. He then proceeded to run away.

What do you think about the viral video?

Published by HOLR Magazine.