In a scathing critique, former President Donald Trump demanded the prosecution and imprisonment of Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., for allegedly obstructing an official proceeding by pulling a Capitol Hill fire alarm. Trump’s condemnation came after Bowman activated the alarm during a crucial congressional vote, leading to an evacuation.
The incident, caught on tape, has sparked investigations by the Capitol Police and the House Administration Committee. Bowman, who admitted to activating the alarm but denied intending to delay the vote, expressed regret, acknowledging his mistake and apologizing for any confusion caused.
Calls for Bowman’s resignation by some House Republicans have emerged but remain uncertain amidst ongoing inquiries into the incident.