The hosts of “Fox & Friends” believe the stenographer for the House of Representatives might have been delivering a message from God when she walked up to the podium Wednesday and began a nonsensical lecture on deception and the freemasons.
“He will not be mocked,” stenographer Diane Reidy shouted as she was escorted away by U.S. Capitol Police. “He will not be mocked. Don’t touch me. He will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is not ‘one nation under God.’ It never was. Had it been, it would not have been.”
She was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
“They hauled that Congressional stenographer to a mental evaluation? She might have been only sane person there last night...” tweeted Fox News host Steve Doocy Thursday morning.
Doocy and “Fox & Friends” co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Elisabeth Hasselbeck suggested on their Thursday morning show that Reidy was being persecuted for her religious beliefs.
“This minister just emailed,” Doocy said.
“It was not a mental episode,” Doocy said, reading from the email. “What she was doing was known as an exercise of the gifts of the spirit where she was — she had brought a warning and a message from God regarding the activity, he felt, there in the House.”
“Amazingly, this religious and obviously a sweet lady gets fed up and speaks her mind, something we all have tried to do,” Doocy read from another email. “She brings up our dear lord and she gets a mental evaluation? I think it should be the other way around.”
“Who knows?” said Elisabeth Hasselbeck. “Maybe she just saw something that didn’t seem right and mounting frustrations and tensions brought it out of her.”