U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) is cosponsoring a resolution to expel a Democrat from the U.S. House of Representatives.
U.S. Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.) introduced a resolution Monday to expel U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) for pulling a fire alarm to possibly delay Saturday’s House vote on a measure to fund the government, according to The Hill.
“Congressman Bowman’s actions on Saturday were unacceptable and illegal,” Palmer said in a statement. “Not only is pulling a fire alarm without cause a crime, but doing so in attempt to delay a vote is unbecoming of a Member of Congress. These actions have no place in Congress and neither does Jamaal Bowman. I fully support his immediate expulsion from Congress and have already cosponsored legislation to do so.”
Bowman has said he pulled the fire alarm on accident and thought it would open a door. Bowman likely won’t be expelled due to a two-thirds majority of House members being required. Republicans have a narrow 222-213 majority in the House currently.
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