Former President Trump stated on Sunday that Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) should be imprisoned for the “egregious act” of triggering the fire alarm on Saturday, prior to the House’s vote on a stopgap measure to keep the government open past midnight.
Former President Trump declared that Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) ought to be imprisoned for the egregious act of sounding the fire alarm on Saturday before the House voted to extend the government’s funding through midnight.
Republicans immediately charged the New York Democrat with deliberately attempting to derail the crucial vote.
“Will Congressman Jamal Bowman be prosecuted and imprisoned for very dangerously pulling and setting off the main fire alarm system in order to stop a Congressional vote that was going on in D.C. His egregious act is covered on tape, a horrible display of nerve and criminality.” Trump wrote on his Truth Social account.
Trump’s remarks reaffirm those of Speaker McCarthy, who on Saturday appeared to link Bowman to those accused in relation to the events of January 6, 2021.
In connection with his alleged attempts to hold onto his office in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, Trump was charged in August with conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding as well as obstruction of and attempts to hinder an official proceeding.
Bryan Steil, the Republican chairman of the House Administration Committee, declared on Saturday that he will begin an investigation into the incident involving Bowman and that the committee possesses footage of it.
Bowman eventually had the opportunity to vote in support of McCarthy’s continuing resolution, which was approved on Saturday with 335 to 91 votes in favor and 90 to 1 votes against.
The government would be funded at current expenditure levels through November 17 as Congress works to negotiate the remaining appropriations bills, according to the resolution, which was later approved by the Senate in a vote of 88-9.