House Stenographer Explains Her Outburst

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Dianne Reidy, a stenographer for the House of Representatives, managed to steal a bit of the spotlight from Congress's narrow avoidance of financial ruin Wednesday night when she took to the mic to give a short but impassioned speech about how the Constitution was written by Freemasons. Now, she appears to be feeling better.

Reidy's husband, Dan, attributed her outburst to a lack of sleep during the hectic negotiations in the legislature. He told The New York Post, "God was preparing her for this vote last night, because this was kind of the culmination of everything … This was the big one. Everybody’s there. And Dianne didn’t know what she was sharing, she didn’t know when — but she just sensed in her spirit."

Reidy herself said that, "I’m glad that I fulfilled God’s mission for me, absolutely. It lifted a tremendous burden." Despite working in the House chamber for eight years, she said that the "toxic" events of the past few weeks have disillusioned her about the political process.

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