Output widget disappears as soon as other widget is used

The df disappears as soon as I select something in the multiselect. Why is that? Is there a way to keep the df displayed the entire time?

if st.button("Read Data"):
        df = pd.read_csv('test.csv').set_index('Guideline')
disagree = st.sidebar.multiselect(
         'Select the guidelines for which you disagree with our evaluation',
         ['Structure', 'Circular', 'Examples', 'Intensional', 'Conciseness',
          'Negative', 'Subdefinitions', 'Overall'],

The above is a simplified version of what I am trying to do. In the real app the first part is actually displaying the results of an API call rather than just reading a csv file, hence I need a button to execute the API call first.