“The second I realized our ‘safe room’ from the violent white supremacist mob included treasonous, white supremacist, anti masker Members of Congress who incited the mob in the first place, I exited,” Pressley said on Twitter.
The ease with which the coronavirus was apparently allowed to spread was only one of many seemingly deliberate dangers let loose inside the Capitol on that harrowing day. Pressley’s chief of staff, Sarah Groh, told the Boston Globe that during the incursion she discovered that the panic buttons in her office had been removed.
Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.), has made probably the most explicit statement suggesting elected officials in Congress played a direct role in the violence that descended on the Capitol on January 6. In a Facebook Live to her constituents on Tuesday, Sherrill accused members of Congress of helping the rioters scope out the building ahead of their planned attack.
“Those members of Congress who had groups coming through the Capitol that I saw on Jan. 5 – a reconnaissance for the next day,” Sherrill said, NorthJersey.com reports. “I’m going to see they are held accountable, and if necessary, ensure that they don’t serve in Congress.”