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Donald Trump demanded that Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman be thrown in jail for pulling the fire alarm during a key government shutdown vote – arguing his transgression may have been worse than the January 6 riots.

‘Will Congressman Jamal [sic] 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.,’ Trump posted to Truth Social one day after the incident.

‘His egregious act is covered on tape, a horrible display of nerve and criminality. It was a very dangerous “Obstruction of an Official Proceeding,” the same as used against our J-6 prisoners.

‘Actually, his act may have been worse. HE MUST SUFFER THEIR SAME FATE. WHEN WILL HIS TRIAL BEGIN???’

Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman was caught triggering the fire alarm on surveillance video during a crucial House vote

Former President Donald Trump slammed Bowman, arguing that he be charged with ‘Obstruction of an Official Proceeding’

Bowman did not deny pulling the alarm and insisted he thought it would open a door

Trump and other Republicans are calling for the congressman to be held criminally liable

Bowman has served as the representative for New York’s 16th congressional district since 2021.

The district covers a large swathe of the north Bronx as well as the southern half of Westchester County, including Bowman’s hometown of Yonkers.

He set off the fire alarm on a door at the Cannon House Office on Saturday.

The House was about to vote on a bipartisan bill to keep the government open for 45 days and avoid a shutdown.

The bill had overwhelming Democratic support but members of the party were buying time to read it once it was unveiled by Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

The House Administration Committee soon after released a surveillance image that showed Bowman reaching for the alarm.

The Committee manages daily operations for the U.S. House of Representatives and also oversees the Capitol Police Board.

Bowman’s office insisted that he had activated the alarm by mistake.

Speaking to reporters on Saturday, the congressman admitted to triggering the alarm, but denied trying to delay the vote.

‘I was trying to get to a door,’ he said.

‘I thought the alarm would open the door, and I pulled the fire alarm to open the door by accident.’

He continued: ‘I was just trying to get to my vote and the door that’s usually open wasn’t open, it was closed.’

The alarm went off during a vote on a stopgap spending bill as Democrats scrambled to buy time to read it

Bowman was confronted by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who called his actions ‘outrageous’

She told reporters: ‘He violated the exact same law that January 6th defendants are being prosecuted for every single day’

Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy also called for Bowman to be punished and recommended the House Ethics Committee look into the incident

Bowman also posted a statement to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter.

It read: ‘Today, as I was rushing to make a vote, I came to a door that is usually open for votes but today would not open.

‘I am embarrassed to admit that I activated the fire alarm, mistakenly thinking it would open the door.

‘I regret this and sincerely apologize for any confusion this caused.’

Bowman faces an investigation, but conservatives demand he be censured or kicked out of Congress completely.

A leading critic has been Marjorie Taylor Greene, who represents Georgia’s 14th congressional district.

‘I want to talk about Jamal Bowman pulling the fire alarm,’ she said as she stood on the Capitol steps.

‘Capitol police are questioning him right now because it’s on video, he violated the exact same law that January 6th defendants are being prosecuted for every single day.

‘He violated the exact same law, interrupting an official proceeding by pulling a fire alarm, it’s on video and the Capitol police have the information. This is outrageous.’

Speaker McCarthy told reporters that he thought the House Ethics Committee should look into the incident, and labelled Bowman’s conduct ‘an embarrassment.’

‘I think Ethics should look at this, but this is serious,’ McCarthy said after the vote.

‘This should not go without punishment. This is an embarrassment. You are elected to be a member of Congress.’ 

A last-minute agreement passed the House and Senate, which will keep the government open through November 17.

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