Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola joined her Democrat colleagues on Thursday to try to prevent the formal censure of Rep. Jamaal Bowman, who in September pulled a fire alarm to prevent a vote on the budget.
The Democrats did not succeed in blocking the censure.
Bowman pleaded guilty to pulling the fire alarm in the U.S. Capitol, delaying a vote and creating an emergency in the building. His actions were recorded by cameras inside the building.
The vote to censure the New York Democrat was 214 to 191, with three Democrats voting with Republicans: New Hampshire Rep. Chris Pappas, Connecticut Rep. Jahana Hayes, and Washington Rep. Gluensenkamp Perez.
Bowman is considered one of the most radical leftists in the House, even by leftists such as the Progressive Punch, which rates Bowman 13 out of 435 House members; he has a score of voting 98.44% of the time for the “progressive” position on any question. Peltola votes that position 80% of the time.