In a current video, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) took viewers on a step-by-step walkthrough of the Cannon Home Workplace Constructing to debunk Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s (D-N.Y.) declare that he needed to pull a fireplace alarm to exit the constructing. Greene’s video comes within the wake of Bowman’s controversial actions, which led to the evacuation of the constructing and delayed an important vote in Congress.
Greene begins the video by standing on the “notorious door” the place former center faculty principal now a congressman, Bowman claimed he needed to pull the fireplace alarm to exit and forged a vote.
“Hello, everybody. We’re on the notorious door the place Jamal Bowman claims he needed to pull a fireplace alarm to get out,” she mentioned. She identified that these doorways are open on weekdays and that “each member of Congress is aware of that.”
“However on Saturdays and Sundays, they’re locked, and solely sure doorways are open,” Greene continues. She then pointed to a fireplace alarm and questioned, “Does it say, pull the fireplace alarm to open the exit door? Doesn’t say that.”
Greene proceeded to stroll by the constructing, finally reaching a staircase.
“Oh, look, there’s stairs,” she mentioned, including that these had been the steps used to evacuate the constructing after Bowman pulled the fireplace alarm.
“Now, right here’s the place you may have an choice,” Greene defined. Members of Congress can both proceed down the steps to the basement and stroll by a tunnel to the Capitol, or they will exit out onto New Jersey Avenue.
“This one is open on a regular basis. Not simply a number of the time, on a regular basis,” she mentioned.
Greene doesn’t maintain again in accusing Bowman of deliberately disrupting the legislative course of. “Jamal Bowman didn’t pull the fireplace alarm to attempt to get out of the constructing as a result of he needed to rush to go vote,” she said.
She claimed that Bowman knew precisely what he was doing, particularly given his background as a former center faculty principal.
“I do know that for a truth as a result of I additionally work within the Canon Workplace Constructing, and I watched Catherine Clark, the Democrat whip, make a movement to adjourn. After which inside minutes, Jamaal Bowman pulled a fireplace alarm. And he knew he was pulling a fireplace alarm as a result of he’s a former center faculty principal. After which he ran out of the constructing and didn’t inform anyone.”
Greene concluded the video by calling for Bowman’s prosecution, evaluating his actions to these of the January 6 defendants and President Trump.
“There’s some severe issues for Jamal Bowman, and he must be prosecuted for violating the identical federal legislation that they’re prosecuting January 6 defendants and President Trump,” she mentioned.
Let me present you the way straightforward it’s to exit the Cannon constructing if doorways are closed for the weekend.
No want to tug a fireplace alarm, you merely should stroll down some steps.
Jamaal Bowman knew what he was doing. He was making an attempt to interrupt the vote.
Bowman must be arrested and… pic.twitter.com/PQuI6kk0sX
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) October 2, 2023