Former House of Representatives stenographer Dianne Reidy, along with her husband, released a video on YouTube Saturday explaining her floor disruption in October 2013 during the debt ceiling vote as a prophetic word from the Lord.
A C-Span video from October shows the bustling house floor as the votes for raising the debt ceiling to end the government shutdown are being tabulated. It then shows Reidy suddenly rising from her chair and walking up to the podium to speak. Her comments can not be heard because the microphone was off. All that is heard is the gavel pounding and the murmuring in the chamber. She was quickly escorted away by several members from as she continued shouting. She was fired for the outburst.
In Saturday's YouTube video, Reidy claims that she does not remember exactly what she said, describing it as a spiritually-inspired action:
I remember just getting up to the podium 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…Although, I do remember -- what I do remember is saying, "God will not be mocked" and then I do remember saying that a house divided will not stand.
Her husband Dan defends her outburst, calling it a "word of correction" for the government:
We believe with all our hearts that what took place that night was God speaking through Dianne, bringing forth a word of correction to our government and hopefully before he brings his judgment on our country.
What she actually said at the podium is unknown. The only record of what Reidy said was captured on cell phone video as she was ushered into a nearby elevator moments later. She can be heard saying,
He will not be mocked. He will not be mocked -- don't touch me -- he will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God. It never was. Had it been, it would not have been -- no -- it would not have been -- Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons. They go against God. You do not serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God, Lord Jesus Christ.
At the time, the media was airing the C-Span video showing her at the podium, while dubbing the audio from the cell phone video at the elevator. The telling sign that the audio doesn't match the video is that the volume of her voice remains the same even though she is being ushered away from the microphone. Many conspiracy theories erupted from arm chair investigators around the internet. Alex Jones' Info Wars claims she was in a trance under mind-control.
However, in her YouTube recounting, Reidy says she was of sound mind. She maintains, "I did not lose my mind. I did not have a breakdown."