A screaming woman, reportedly a congressional stenographer, was removed from the House floor on Wednesday night following a vote on a bill to reopen the government and avert a potential default.
As she is escorted out , the woman can be heard shouting out bizarre phrases and claiming that the Freemasons wrote the Constitution, and therefore the U.S. is not “one nation under God.”
“They go against God!” the woman yells. “You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God, Lord Jesus Christ!”
Listen to the audio via Todd Zwillich below:
There’s video of the start of the outburst too:
The Washington Post has more:
Capitol Police confirmed they were currently conducting interviews about the incident but declined to release the stenographer’s name.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said the stenographer 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.