Good morning, Americans! It’s a brand new day! Your government has reopened! Woot! Let’s party! Raise the roof (and the debt ceiling)! Shout hallelujah! Or get on the mic at the House of Representatives and shout about Freemasonry! That’s what a House stenographer named Dianne Reidy did last night after members passed the compromise bill that allowed America to avoid default.
According to CNN, she “calmly took to a microphone and began screaming” the following:
“Do not be deceived. God shall not be mocked. A House divided cannot stand. 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 Free Masons… and go against God. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God, Lord Jesus Christ.”
You can hear the audio of the incident here. Reidy spoke with conviction and in a loud, clear voice, but she was not screaming. This was not the lunatic rant of some unhinged crazy person. As I see it, Reidy was simply trying to flip some tables in the temple, Jesus-style.
Because Reidy was known as a good employee who is “respectable and dependable,” according to CNN, the stenographer was gently removed from the floor and taken for questioning. “The U.S. Capitol Police told ABC News that the subject was interviewed by USCP before being transported to a local area hospital for evaluation.” They say, “It’s unclear whether she was arrested or whether she will be charged.”
When asked what might have caused Reidy to take the floor, a GOP aide told CNN, “I don’t know, she just snapped.” ABC says, “According to the Washington Post, Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., expressed ‘sympathy’ for the stenographer ‘because something clearly happened there.’” Gee, I wonder what might have happened? Working in the bitterest, most toxic government this country has ever known? Witnessing how diabolical individuals would rather take food away from children than see Americans get access to healthcare? Individuals who love to flaunt their “Christian” values who carry no kindness or compassion in their hearts? I wonder why that would make a person upset. Weird. Anyway, we hope Reidy is feeling better today and that she will seek a job in the private sector. Corporate America could use some table-flipping, too.