BOSTON (CBS) – Members of Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s team have released new details about the Capitol riots.
Sarah Groh, Pressley’s chief of staff, said every panic button — the whole unit — had been torn out of the congresswoman’s office before the Capitol riots. The missing panic buttons weren’t discovered until the attack.
Pressley is one of several members of Congress calling for an investigation into the attacks.
Pressley was a co-leader of the articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with “incitement of insurrection.” Pressley has also co-sponsored Rep. Cori Bush’s legislation, which seeks to expel members of the house who contested the election results.
“We won’t heal from Wednesday’s attack overnight, and eradicating the hatred, racism, and white supremacy that brought us to this moment won’t be easy. But if hatred, discrimination, and racism can be codified and amplified, then so too can justice, healing, and accountability,” a statement from Pressley’s office said.
New panic buttons have been installed in the congresswoman’s office.