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AOC defends Jamaal Bowman pulling fire alarm in ‘moment of panic,’ blasts GOP for ‘protecting’ George Santos

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tried to explain how, “in a moment of panic,” fellow Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman pulled a fire alarm in a congressional office building, but she quickly pivoted to call out Republicans she says are “protecting” GOP Rep. George Santos, who is facing a 13-count federal indictment.

Ocasio Cortez, D-N.Y., appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday to address the actions of her fellow “Squad” member, at first trying to lay blame on the circumstances created by a vote to avert a pending government shutdown.

“I think there’s something to be said that the government’s about to shut down, there’s a vote clock that’s going down, the exits that are normally open in that building were suddenly closed…” Ocasio-Cortez begins to explain.

But host Jake Tapper jumps in: “So he pulled the fire alarm?”

The congresswoman concluded that Republicans “should really check their own values.”

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