US House Stenographer Forcibly Removed During Shutdown Vote Shouting "He Will Not Be Mocked"Submitted by Bob-45 on Sat, 10/19/2013 - 01:16
By Abby Phillip
A government stenographer is believed to be in a Washington, DC-area hospital on Thursday after being forcibly removed from the House of Representatives chamber Wednesday night while shouting into the microphone during the vote on a compromise bill that ended the government shutdown and raised the debt limit.
U.S. Capitol Police told ABC News that the stenographer, who helps keep the record of the proceedings of the House, was interviewed by officers before being transported to a hospital "for evaluation."
The woman was Dianne Reidy, an official reporter with the Office of the Clerk, two sources told ABC News.
She was not arrested or charged and it remains unknown whether she will keep her job. Since last night, the Office of the Clerk has not responded to inquiries seeking comment.