Former House stenographer Dianne Reidy, the woman who was removed from the House chamber last October when she went on a rant about God and the Constitution, released a video statement Saturday denying she suffered a breakdown and claiming that God guided her actions.
Reidy, who appears alongside her husband Dan in the video, said her public comments are meant to “set the record straight” about what unfolded late last year.
“I remember getting up to the podium and after saying, ‘God will not be mocked.’ I don’t have a memory of anything else that was said that evening until I was escorted off the floor,” Reidy said during the 38-minute video statement.
She later added, “I knew that God was going to speak through me, and I knew it was going to be during the vote, raising the debt ceiling level and ending the government shutdown.”
Below, see video of Reidy speaking on the floor, though the audio is not available as the microphone was off at the time:
The husband and wife indicated that they believe video of Reidy’s House floor comments was “interposed” with comments Reidy made after she was removed from the floor and preparing the exit the building. They said that they have not been able to locate exact audio or video of precisely what she said on the floor.
“So evidently what took place is somebody took that audio from that clip of the elevator and interposed it onto the video on the floor as being the words that Dianne actually said on the floor of House of Representatives and we now know that is not the case,” Dan said.
In video released last year, Reidy could be seen saying the following as she was leaving the House chamber: “This is not one nation under God, it never was … the Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons. They go against God. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God, lord Jesus Christ.”
Regardless of what Reidy said on the floor, the couple believes that God spoke through her day, prompting her to bring a “word of correction” to the U.S. government.
Reidy said she was experiencing guidance from God well before the October 27 incident. Three weeks before the rant unfolded, she described waking up in the middle of the night to read the Bible.
“I knew [God] was doing something and I didn’t know what it was,” she said. “As it got closer I was having a lot of spiritual warfare. As it got closer, I knew that God was going to speak through me…and I knew that it was going to be during the vote.”
Reidy declined to tell anyone about what she was experiencing at the time, she said, because she was worried others would think she was having “some kind of a breakdown or something.”
“I’m not a protester, I’m not a conspiracy theorist,” she added in the video statement. “I did not lose my mind, I did not have a breakdown.”
Watch the video below:
Reidy previously spoke out right after the incident in October, explaining her belief even then that God has led her to that moment on the House floor.
(H/T: Daily Mail)
Featured image via Dan Reidy’s YouTube account