The Globe interviews Massachusetts members of Congress and their aides on what they experienced in the failed fascist putsch, including Sarah Groh, Rep. Ayanna Pressley's chief of staff:
"Every panic button in my office had been torn out — the whole unit," she said, though they could come up with no rationale as to why. She had used them before and hadn’t switched offices since then. As they were escorted to several different secure locations, Groh and Pressley and her husband tried to remain calm and vigilant - not only of rioters but of officers they did not know or trust, she said.
After you read that article, read this USA Today profile of Pressley, focusing on life among the haters. And note that it was published on Jan. 3, just three days before the attack on democracy:
"The reality is that these death threats, violent phone calls, the need for private security hires, coordination with Capitol Police and the FBI, this has become part of our daily negotiation of how to serve the people who sent us to Washington," said Sarah Groh, Pressley’s chief of staff.
Groh said she used to print out mugshots sent by Capitol Police and post them on the office walls so that the team could memorize their faces. Now, she said, there are so many that she needs a binder to hold them.