Trump says Bow­man pulling fire alarm ‘may have been worse’ than Jan. 6

For­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump said Rep. Jamaal Bow­man’s (D‑NY) act of pulling the fire alarm dur­ing House pro­ceed­ings “may have been worse” than the actions of riot­ers on Jan. 6, 2021.
Trump asked, “when will [Bow­man’s] tri­al begin” and said he should “suf­fer their same fate,” refer­ring to the many tri­als of Jan. 6 pro­test­ers for riot­ing at the U.S. Capi­tol fol­low­ing Trump’s loss in the 2020 elec­tion.
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“Will Con­gress­man [Jamaal] 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 in a post on Truth Social Sun­day. “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.”

Bow­man was caught on secu­ri­ty footage pulling a fire alarm in the Can­non House Office Build­ing as Democ­rats looked to stall a vote on the clean con­tin­u­ing res­o­lu­tion put on the floor by Repub­li­cans.
The New Jer­sey rep­re­sen­ta­tive has denied that it was inten­tion­al, stat­ing that he was rush­ing to make a vote and thought the “alarm would open a door.” The Unit­ed Sta …