Congressman Jamaal Bowman has hit out at C-SPAN, the non-profit public affairs network, for confusing him with Mondaire Jones, a fellow Black member of the House.

The apparent confusion between the two men came during a debate in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, when C-SPAN incorrectly identified Mr Bowman, as the New York Daily News first reported.

The Democrat afterwards wrote on Twitter about the confusion, along with a screenshot showing Mr Jones’ name on screen as he delivered a speech to the House.

“I’ve got love for Rep Mondaire Jones but I’m Rep Jamaal Bowman. I’m here to do my job, C-SPAN, please, do yours,” wrote the congressman on Wednesday.

Twitter users also criticised C-SPAN, with one writing: “Come on, C-SPAN”.

Mr Jones, who represents a neighbouring New York district, added that “While I’m flattered to be confused yet again for an exemplary public servant like Congressman Bowman, I am not, in fact, Congressman Bowman.”



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