CSPAN Video: "During House vote a stenographer, seated in House well, goes to microphone on dais, yells, and is removed from the floor."
The stenographer was chanting "God Bless America" and ranting about freemasons, according to reports.
Fox News identified the stenographer as Dianne Reidy, who went to the Speaker's Chair while the vote was in progress and began yelling about God and the government. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., banged the gavel to restore order several times, but did not deter Reidy, who screamed "You cannot serve two masters" as she was removed from the floor. Moments later, Reidy was heard to say that America was not one nation under God because Freemasons wrote the Constitution as Capitol police officers put her into an elevator.
She has a point.
From the AP report:
Lawmakers said she was yelling about the House being divided and the devil. Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro said she had a crazed look on her face.Below, audio.
He will not be mocked. He will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God. It never was. It never was. Had it been, it would not have been — the Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons. They go against God. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God, lord Jesus Christ.
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