A Democratic congressman, Rep. Jamaal Bowman from New York, has found himself in hot water after being caught on video pulling a fire alarm in a congressional building. This incident occurred just as lawmakers were preparing to vote on a spending bill to fund the U.S. government. Bowman claimed that he mistakenly thought pulling the fire alarm would open a door that he was attempting to exit. In a statement, he expressed his embarrassment and regret for causing any confusion, asserting that he was not trying to delay the vote but rather urgently trying to reach it. However, some critics, like Dagen McDowell from FOX News’ “The Big Weekend Show,” believe that Bowman should have admitted to pulling the fire alarm intentionally to stall the vote, rather than admitting his mistake. Another co-host, Dr. Nicole Saphier, questioned Bowman’s intelligence and suitability as a representative for the country, suggesting that he could have found another door or intentionally wanted to delay the vote. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came to Bowman’s defense, stating that he pulled the fire alarm out of panic as the usual exits were closed. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, deemed the incident “serious” and called for an investigation, emphasizing that there should be consequences for Bowman’s actions.