But I thought insurrectionists had everything thrown at them?
The D.C. attorney general charged socialist Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) with a misdemeanor for pulling a fire alarm at the Capitol leading up to a vote on a spending bill.
Bowman’s arraignment takes place on Thursday morning:
Bowman violated Code of the District of Columbia: § 22–1319. False alarms and false reports; hoax weapons:
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to willfully or knowingly give a false alarm of fire within the District of Columbia, and any person or persons violating the provisions of this subsection shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by a fine not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01 or by imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Prosecutions for violation of the provisions of this subsection shall be on information filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia by the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.
The pictures and video show that Bowman was not rushing to vote. In fact, his excuses make him look like a fool.
The pictures also indicate that Bowman deliberately tried to obstruct an official Congressional proceeding.
Obstructing Congressional or Administrative Proceedings (18 U.S.C. 1505)
Section 1505 outlaws obstructing congressional or federal administrative proceedings, a crime punishable by imprisonment not more than five years (not more than eight years if the offense involves domestic or international terrorism). The crime has three essential elements. First, there must be a proceeding pending before a department or agency of the United States. Second, the defendant must be aware of the pending proceeding. Third, the defendant must have intentionally endeavored corruptly to influence, obstruct or impede the pending proceeding. Section 1505 offenses are not RICO or money laundering predicate offenses. Conspiracy to obstruct administrative or congressional proceedings may be prosecuted under 18 U.S.C. 371, and the general aiding and abetting, accessory after the fact, and misprision statutes are likely to apply with equal force in the case of obstruction of an administrative or congressional proceeding.
Why aren’t they treating him like those evil and awful January 6th insurrectionists!?DONATE
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