House stenographer’s unhinged outburst: No crazier than the right’s shutdown talk
Out of control people being out of control in the Congress? What's new about that? Hasn't that been the story of the past few weeks of America? But when House stenographer Dianne Reidy ran amok during Wednesday night’s vote to end the shutdown, her outburst was impressive even by Beltway standards.
Just moments after the deal was struck, Reidy serenely walked into the middle of the room, stepped up to the podium and started yelling. "Do not be deceived," she said. "God shall not be mocked. A House divided cannot stand." As the Sergeant-at-Arms moved to eject her, she continued to shout, "He will not be mocked, He will not be mocked, (don't touch me). He will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is that this is not one nation under God. It never was. Had it been, it would not have been... No. It would not have been. The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons... and go against God. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God, Lord Jesus Christ."