Breitbart News reports that in an attempt to disrupt a Congressional vote, which is a felony, insurrectionist Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) ripped down two signs warning a door in the Cannon House Office Building was for emergency use only before pulling the fire alarm and fleeing through a different door on a different floor.
Pulling the alarm in the House triggered a full-scale law enforcement and emergency services response leading to the evacuation of the building.
Photo evidence shows that there are clearly two giant red signs on the double doors which read “EMERGENCY EXIT ONLY—PUSH UNTIL ALARM SOUNDS (3 SECONDS) DOOR WILL UNLOCK IN 30 SECONDS.” Another sign on a stand in front of the door clearly reads “EMERGENCY EXIT ONLY.”
To the left on the wall is the fire alarm Bowman pulled, which clearly states it is a FIRE alarm.
The photograph of Bowman pulling the alarm, which Capitol Police already released publicly, shows the two red signs that are normally affixed to the door are no longer there.
A source familiar with the matter told Breitbart News that, as the House was holding open the House Democrats’ motion to adjourn vote earlier in the day, Bowman casually walked up to the signs and “ripped both of them off the door and threw them both on the floor”:
Then, he leaned into the door and tried to open it. Then, he pulled the fire alarm. When the alarm begins going off, he turned around and ran—going down to the first floor of Cannon and exited out of a different door then made his way across the street to votes. At no point did he say to anyone ‘sorry this is a mistake’ or ‘sorry I pulled the fire alarm by mistake’ or anything like that. He didn’t say anything to anyone until he was confronted by Capitol Police later. By doing what he did he caused a whole building to be evacuated. Capitol Police and emergency services need to treat any alarm like a real threat until they know otherwise.
Bowman’s spokesperson issued a gaslighting statement claiming he was rushing to get to vote on the floor. “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.”
Bowman himself later gave reporters the ridiculous excuse, “I thought the alarm would open the door.”
The truth is that House Democratswere desperately trying any tactic they could—the motion to adjourn vote which failed, the House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries delaying using as much time as he could through his “magic minute” which allows the opposition leader to speak for as long as they like, and through disinformation their committee staffers were disseminating about the House GOP’s funding bill—in order to buy their counterparts in the Senate time to pass a Democrat funding measure.
Clearly Bowman—who has been in Congress for nearly three years and knows about emergency doors—pulled the fire alarm as part of another delay tactic to buy the Democrats time — all to no avail, as the House passed the GOP funding plan instead.
What Bowman did was far worse and more illegal than anything 95% of the so-called insurrectionist Trump supporters did on January 6, 2021. So we can expect him to be held without trial in solitary confinement for two years before receiving a prison sentence of no less than 15 years, right?