(THE HILL) — The former House stenographer who interrupted the floor proceedings during the government shutdown last year said in a video posted Saturday she only vaguely remembers her words that night and similar things had happened three times in the past.
Dianne Reidy, who no longer works in the House, and her husband appeared to post a 38-minute video on YouTube explaining the incident, which she described as “basically the fourth time I’ve had an experience like this, where the lord has put on my heart to speak.”
Reidy was ushered out of the House chamber in October while shouting “praise be to God” and a “House divided cannot stand,” while making reference to Free Masons.
“I remember just getting up to the podium,” Reidy says in the video. “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.”