Stenographer sent for mental health exam after rant
You'd probably lose your marbles too if you worked for our current congress, but stenographer Dianne Reidy has been sent off for a mental evaluation after members of the House expressed worry for her bizarre outburst during the shutdown vote.
The House worker made headlines after she went up to the podium and began shouting about God and Freemasons at the tail end of Wednesday night's vote.
"Praise be to God," Reidy exclaimed. "He will not be mocked. He will not be mocked. Don't touch me. He will not be mocked." She was dragged off as she shouted, "You cannot serve two masters."
The Washington Times reports that Reidy's Facebook page contained multiple religious postings, including one reference to “God’s Paratroopers.”
Rep. Joaquin Castro said that Reidy was well-liked by Capitol Hill: “I’ve seen her around when I’ve been on the floor. Other members who have been here longer said she always seemed nice.”
Fox News said the staffer was sent for a mental evaluation shortly after the incident.
Were you surprised by the rant?