House Stenographer Explains Meltdown
Dianne Foster Reidy says Holy Spirit made her do it
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2013 1:02 PM CDT
In this image from House Television, a woman, at the rostrum just below the House presiding officer, seen between the "yea" and "nay" wording, is removed from the House chamber.   (AP Photo/House TV)

(Newser) – Blame the Holy Spirit: The House stenographer who was dragged out of the chamber last night after an outburst about God and the Freemasons has explained what happened—kind of. Politico reports that Dianne Foster Reidy told Fox News, "For the past two and a half weeks, the Holy Spirit has been waking me up in the middle of the night and preparing me (through my reluctance and doubt) to deliver a message in the House Chamber. That is what I did last night." According to the New York Post, her husband also chimed in, saying he's "proud" of his wife. She's "a sweet, level-headed, wonderful woman of God." Click to see the outburst.