• Pressley aide says panic buttons were 'torn out' of rep's office before Capitol insurrection Rep. Ayanna Pressley‘s chief of staff said Tuesday that the panic buttons in the congresswoman’s office had been “torn out” before the violent insurrection by Trump supporters at the U. S. Capitol last week. Sarah Groh told The Boston Globe that the Massachusetts Democrat and staffers hunkered down in her office as the chaos unfolded and barricaded the entrance with furniture and water jugs that had piled up during the pandemic. Ms. Groh said that safety drills in Ms. Pressley‘s office were nothing new in the past two years because of multiple death threats, but that the panic buttons that were installed had been inexplicably removed.
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