In a bizarre end to the House vote to reopen the federal government late Wednesday night, a stenographer was escorted off the House floor after yelling into a microphone about God, Freemasons and a divided government, aides and members said.
The woman, Dianne Reidy, was carried off the floor by House staff.
Capitol Police said she has been "transported to a local area hospital for evaluation."
"The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God, it never was,” she could be heard yelling when she took control of the microphone.
"The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons, they go against God,” Reidy also said.
The incident visibly shook House aides, who forcefully pulled the woman away from the dais during her outburst.
First published October 16 2013, 8:16 PM