The error forced a frenzy of evacuations–including that of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, who was visiting the White House.
Rivers and Drescher were both in town to lobby Congress; Rivers as a
spokesperson for the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Drescher for the need
for better public education about gynecologic cancers.
Drescher says, “A woman came running (and) screaming, ‘We have to evacuate
the building!’ We ran for our lives. We ran down New Jersey Avenue and they
made us run past D Street. It was hot, the make-up ran, the hair got frizzy.
“I headed back to gentrified Georgetown.”
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