Progressive Democratic Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York offered a bizarre excuse and apology after his office sent out talking points in which he called his critics over his fire alarm scandal “Nazi members.”
Republicans and others have called for Bowman to be expelled from Congress and prosecuted after he admitted pulling a fire alarm on Saturday ahead of a key budget vote. He said it was an accident because he was rushing to get to the vote.
On Monday, his office sent out a bizarre talking points memo in which he accused his critics of being Nazis. Shortly afterwards he apologized.
“I just noticed that our notice policy used the term “Nazi” inappropriately without my permission.” replied Bowman on social media.
“I condemn the use of the term Nazi regardless of its precise definition,” he added. “It is important to clarify the term “Nazi” to refer to members of the Nazi Party and neo-Nazis.”
The memo contained statements that Democrats could use to defend Bowman against his critics.
“I believe Congressman Bowman when he says this was an accident. Instead, Republicans must focus their energy primarily on the Nazi members of their party.”
Bowman was relentlessly mocked and ridiculed online, where he became the target of hilarious memes and Photoshop jokes. He was also mocked for his Nazi apology.
“The congressman’s office did not realize that using the term “Nazi” would cause rhetorical alarm. They thought that calling people “Nazis” opened rhetorical doors. It can all be very confusing.” joked Commentator Mary Katherine Hamm on social media.
Find out more about the bizarre Bowman incident here:
Is there any possibility that Democrat Jamaal Bowman “ACCIDENTALLY” pulled a fire alarm?www.youtube.com
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