Though it seems pretty obvious what Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) was trying to do by pulling the fire alarm in the Cannon Office Building on Saturday, the Capitol Police are continuing their so-called investigation into the matter, which you can rest assured will only raise more questions than answers about Bowman – and them – when it concludes.
That said, as it turns out Bowman’s fire alarm stunt wasn’t the only despicable thing he’s done over the last week.
A few days after the second GOP presidential debate, Bowman was asked during an interview what his thoughts were on the contenders. Though one would expect criticism on policy grounds, one might also think that Bowman would at least pause to appreciate that by the left’s identity politics standards there was a pretty diverse group up on the stage.
But Jamaal Bowman being the radical Squad member that he is, there was no expression of appreciation on those grounds, nor was there substantive criticism of what they had to say.
Instead, Bowman took direct aim at Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), using racially inflammatory terms to accuse Scott without evidence of being a sellout to his race:
This week, when Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) told the GOP presidential primary audience “America is not a racist country,” Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) says he heard a whistle loud and clear.
“That was Tim Scott completely pandering to the conservative Black audience to position himself to be Donald Trump’s VP choice,” Bowman exclusively told Raw Story.
“Now the fact that he would want to be VP to a racist, fascist person is beyond me, but that was him pandering to the Sambo section of the Black community,” Bowman continued, using a derogatory term for people of African descent.
Bowman went on to run with a talking point the woke left has increasingly used in recent months about how you don’t need to be white to be a white supremacist:
“White supremacy is not just the color of your skin, it’s an ideology. It’s a mindset. It’s colonial. So once white supremacy colonizes your mind, you will behave in accordance with white supremacy, so it’s not just the color of your skin,” Bowman said.
As I’ve said before, Bowman being from the AOC/Democratic Socialists of America wing of the Democratic party means he has to be as shriekingly bombastic and obnoxious as possible, all of which Bowman has demonstrated on more than one occasion that he knows how to do very well.
That includes the numerous times he has gotten chest to chest with Republican members of Congress with whom he disagrees while yelling at them and others whom he enjoys taunting and playing childish one-upmanship games on any given day.
But there’s something extra unhinged about calling a fellow black person a white supremacist simply because they have philosophical disagreements with you. Not only is it disrespectful but it also shows a profound ignorance about who Scott is, and his family/political history.
Then again, Bowman is part of Woke Inc., for who disagreement with The Agenda™ is tantamount to heresy, especially when it’s a Republican minority like Scott (or Nikki Haley) who dares to think differently.
Even people who don’t support Scott’s presidential candidacy should be appalled that elected Democrats like Bowman and other prominent public figures on the left continue to be appallingly dismissive of the things people say based purely on the color of their skin combined with their party affiliation.
Because last I checked, passionate disagreement was good for the representative democratic process no matter what your background happened to be. But obviously that, too, is something that Bowman opposes if his actions from over the weekend are a reliable indicator…