Laptop stolen from Pelosi’s office during Capitol riots
An aide for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tweeted Friday that a laptop used for presentations was stolen from her office during the storming of the Capitol complex by rioters earlier this week.
“A laptop from a conference room was stolen,” Drew Hammill, deputy chief of staff to Pelosi, tweeted Friday. “It was a laptop that was only used for presentations.”
The announcement came two days after Sen. Jeff Merkly (D-Ore.) tweeted that a laptop had also been stolen from his office in the Capitol building during the riot, prompting concerns around cybersecurity and data privacy of classified congressional information.
Some experts and members of Congress have begun to raise concerns around the potential cybersecurity and data privacy ramifications of technological devices being stolen from members of Congress.