A shouting stenographer was removed from the House floor as lawmakers voted on a deal to reopen the government and avoid a debt crisis.
The stenographer began shouting as the the House approved the number of votes needed to pass the bill. According to reporters, she was yelling about God and Freemasons:
Protester dragged off House floor. Apparently one of the stenographers from the dais.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 17, 2013
Stenographer seemed 2 b shouting + delusional on floor. "This is not a House divided." Escorted from floor during vote,
— Alan Ota (@Alankota) October 17, 2013
An official house court stenographer took to the microphone & was screaming ab God. She was saying in the hall you can't serve two masters.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 17, 2013
Stenographer removed shouting about God not being mocked and the free masons
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) October 17, 2013
See a video of the incident here.
And listen to audio of the incident below, from Public Radio International's Todd Zwillich: