After weeks of Washington weirdness during the government shutdown, news of yet another bizarre moment coming from D.C.
As the House voted to pass the Senate deal at the last possible minute to temporarily keep the government afloat for a little while longer, The New York Times reports it was accompanied by a bizarre outburst from the floor stenographer:
According to members who witnessed the incident, the stenographer, who many lawmakers and aides said they recognized, got up on the dais in the front of the chamber and began shouting (click here to listen). At first, lawmakers and aides thought she was a protester, and the presiding member used the gavel to try to bring the House back to order.
“The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God. It never was,” the stenographer said as she was carried off the House floor, through the speaker’s lobby and into the hall. “It would not have been. The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons that go against God.”
In an even more interesting twist, The New York Times completely failed to mention in their report the rest of what the woman said, which just so happens to put the whole thing into must clearer context:
“They go against God. You cannot serve two masters…you cannot serve two masters! Praise be to God, Lord Jesus Christ!”