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House censures Bowman for falsely pulling fire alarm

Posted on AllSides December 7th, 2023
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House Republicans censured Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) on Thursday after he falsely pulled a fire alarm in a House office building in September, hitting the New York Democrat with a congressional reprimand that liberals derided as “extreme” and “profoundly stupid.”

The chamber voted 214-191-5, mostly along party lines, on the resolution to censure Bowman. Three Democrats — Reps. Chris Pappas (N.H.), Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (Wash.) and Jahana Hayes (Conn.) — voted with all Republicans in favor of the censure. Four Democrats and one Republican voted “present.”

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