House Censures Bowman Over Pulling Capitol Fire Alarm

Jaamal Bowman, U.S. Capitol Police
  • On Thursday, House Republicans passed a resolution censuring Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) over his false activation of a fire alarm in a House office building in September.
  • The New York Democrat faced a congressional reprimand with a vote of 214-191-5, predominantly along party lines.
  • The resolution to censure Bowman was criticized by liberals who deemed it “extreme” and “profoundly stupid.” Notably, three Democrats—Reps. Chris Pappas (NH), Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA, and Jahana Hayes (CT)—voted alongside Republicans in favor of the censure. Additionally, four Democrats and one Republican opted to vote “present” during the proceedings.