House stenographer on leave as part of fallout from rant after government shutdown vote
In not-so-good news concerning stenographers, a U.S. House of Representatives reporter was reportedly hospitalized after taking the rostrum after the vote to end the partial government shutdown.
“He will not be mocked,” the woman said, according to an audio recording of the incident posted online by Public Radio International reporter Todd Zwillich. “This is not one nation under God. It never was.”
Husband’s perspective In followup stories, The Daily Beast interviewed the reporter’s husband who said she had been getting up in the middle of the night in the weeks leading up to the episode. She told him the Holy Spirit was waking her, he said.
Post-incident interview In a brief interview with Reuters after returning home, she told the news service she “couldn’t be better.”
She’s now on administrative leave, according to Huffington Post.