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House stenographer removed from floor during vote after shouting about 'God' and 'Freemasons'

House stenographer Dianne Reidy removed from House floor and taken to nearby hospital "for evaluation."
Posted By Evan Bleier   |   Oct. 17, 2013 at 10:51 AM   |   Comments

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(UPI) -- House stenographer Dianne Reidy was yanked out of the House chamber for screaming into the microphone during the Wednesday night vote that ended the government shutdown and raised the debt limit.

According to one congressional source, she was heard shouting, “the House is divided” and was forcibly removed by two members of the House chamber security staff.

“He will not be mocked,” Reidy can be heard saying on an audio recording of the incident. “This is not one nation under God. It never was.”

“The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God! It never was. Had it been, it would not have been! The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons!” she added.

The U.S. Capitol Police interviewed the woman before transporting her to a local hospital “for evaluation.” Reidy was not arrested or charged.

Rep. Gerry Connolly said Reidy is a well-known and liked figure in the House. “I think there’s a lot of sympathy, because something clearly happened there,” Connolly said.

Here's the audio of the incident:

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