With a stenographer screaming about Masonic conspiracies.
Minutes before the House finished voting for the Senate compromise, a stenographer was pulled out of the chamber while yelling about conspiracies. A few people physically removed her from the chamber and took her to an adjacent elevator. She continued to yell. They were followed by a crowd of reporters and members of Congress, including Representatives Al Green (D., Texas) and Louie Gohmert (R., Texas). It took a few moments for the elevator doors to open, so the people who removed her from the chamber held her against the elevator as she yelled.
This is what I recorded of her yelling: “This is not one nation under God. It never was. Had it been, it would not have been – no – it would not have been – the Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons! They go against God. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise Jesus [recording unclear]. Lord Jesus Christ!”
Mental illness is not funny, but I can’t say that I’d be sorry to hear that superstitious Members of Congress see this as an omen.
PS: Don’t dwell on it, folks. My Twitter feed is full of people on both sides of the argument who are dwelling on it, and none of them are very happy right now. The end result of all of this was that the country collectively hates every man jack of the political class – including such fine individuals as myself – just a little bit more, and that’s pretty much going to be it.