House stenographer makes scene as bill passes
Updated at 11:23 p.m.
Near the end of the vote, members and staff were startled when someone who appeared to be a House stenographer suddenly went to the microphone and started to yell. She was quickly escorted out, but House floor staff looked visibly shaken.
The woman made references to God, as well as Freemasons having written the Constitution.
Capitol Police confirmed they were currently conducting interviews about the incident but declined to release the stenographer’s name.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said the stenographer is a well-known and liked figure in the House.
“I think there’s a lot of sympathy, because something clearly happened there,” Connolly said.
Updated: Here’s audio that appears to be of the woman, from the Takeaway’s Todd Zwillich:
And here’s the video:
Jeff Simon contributed to this post.