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K Streeters Reflect on 9/11, 20 Years Later


Several prominent faces on K Street are recalling their experiences during and after the terrorist attacks on 9/11 as the country prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of the attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. “Tom Daschle was the [Senate] majority leader at that point,” former Sen. Trent Lott, now a lobbyist at Crossroads Strategies, told POLITICO’s Bryan Bender and Daniel Lippman. “I was the Republican leader. I called him on our red phone and said ‘Tom, I think we’re the next target. I think you should order the evacuation of the Capitol.’ About that time my security detail kind of came charging in the door and said ‘We gotta get out of here.’”

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