McCarthy Says Insurrectionist Democrat Lawmaker Should Not Go Unpunished 

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) urged the House Ethics Committee to investigate Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) after the Democrat lawmaker pulled a stunt out of the insurrectionist playbook.

Bowman on Saturday sent the entire House into panic mode when he pulled a fire alarm in a bid to delay vote on a House bill that will prevent a government shutdown and fund the government till November.

McCarthy, while addressing a press conference, maintained that Bowman’s action should not go unpunished. 

“I think [House] Ethics should look at this, but this is serious,” McCarthy said. “When you think of how other people are treated, when they wanted to come in and change the course of what was happening in this building. I’m going to have a discussion with the Democratic leader about it, but this should not go without punishment. This is an embarrassment. You’re elected to be a member of Congress. You pulled the fire alarm … hours before the government being shut down, trying to dictate that government would shut down. What’s going through a person’s mind like that? But we will find the right ability to deal with this.”

Following Bowman’s radical and dangerous stunt, House Republicans drafted a resolution to expel the Democrat lawmaker. According to Breitbart News, Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) authored the resolution with official filing to be made on Monday when the House convenes for its next session. If expelled Bowman would be the sixth House member to be expelled in U.S. history.

Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI) is also drafting a different but less harsh motion that would censure the radical lawmaker. 

“This is a felony, plain and simple,” McClain said on X. “USCP had to waste resources investigating rather than actually keeping the Capitol safe. The House must hold Rep. Bowman accountable. Now.”

Bowman released a statement claiming he pulled the fire alarm because he thought it would open a door. Breitbart News, however, noted that Bowman spent ten years as a school principal in a state that requires 12 fire alarm drills per school year.