Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Supports Rep. Bowman in Fire Alarm Controversy

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) defended her colleague, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), who triggered a fire alarm in a House office building in an attempt to possibly delay a vote on legislation aimed at averting a government shutdown. Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Ocasio-Cortez addressed the incident stating that the situation was a “moment of panic” due to the impending government shutdown and closed exits in the building. Anchor Jake Tapper questioned the incident, but Ocasio-Cortez emphasized that there might have been a misunderstanding and criticized Republicans for swiftly filing motions to censure and expel Bowman without a thorough investigation. She contrasted this with their leniency towards a colleague facing multiple federal charges. Ocasio-Cortez concluded, “Give me a break!”