House of Representatives stenographer Dianne Reidy was rushed off the floor tonight while addressing the chamber during the vote to reopen the federal government. Public Radio International correspondent Todd Zwillich managed to get a recording of Reidy's impromptu remarks:
She spoke for almost a minute, saying:
He will not be mocked. He will not be mocked. [to someone next to her] Don't touch me. [to the chamber] He will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God. It never was. Had it been, it would not have been— no. It would not have been— 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.
Reidy can be seen being escorted from the podium in this audio-less clip from C-SPAN.
According to Fox congressional reporter Chad Pergram, Reidy was then interviewed by capitol police.
House stenographer Dianne Reidy now being interviewed by USCP.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 17, 2013
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