The stenographer, Dianne Reidy, who tried to give a sermon of sorts, as the House voted to end the government shutdown Wednesday night, has released a statement about her strange behavior.
In the statement, which was tweeted by Fox News reporter Chad Pergram Thursday, Reidy said the "Holy Spirit has been waking me up in the middle of the night … to deliver a message to the House Chamber."
She also said that despite her "reluctance and doubt" she decided to take her exhortations to the podium Wednesday night.
These statements came after Reidy began shouting about God and the Freemasons.
"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," Reidy shouted as she was hauled away by Capitol security.
Stunned lawmakers stared on as the situation developed. Those that know Reidy were especially shocked, saying that such behavior was out of character for the stenographer.
" She is normally a gentle soul," Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) told Fox News of Reidy. "It was sudden, confusing and heartbreaking."
The Capitol Police interviewed Reidy Wednesday night, before sending her to a "local area hospital for evaluation," NBC News reported.
Reidy's husband applauded his wife's actions saying that she is a "level-headed, wonderful woman of God. I am so proud of her," Roll Call reported.