Medical evaluation?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by TheLazyL, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. TheLazyL

    TheLazyL Cowboy

    Article didn't say she was arrested, so I wonder by what authority she was take to a hospital?

    7 hours ago
    Stenographer snaps, rants on House floor
    Posted by
    CNN's Political Unit

    Updated: 12:28 a.m. ET, 10/17/2013

    Washington (CNN) – Amid all the chaos of the last-minute deal in Washington, there was an unusual moment on the House floor moments after the bill passed.

    A House stenographer and well-known employee calmly took to a microphone and began screaming.

    "Do not be deceived. God shall not be mocked. A House divided cannot stand," she said, according to a House GOP aide. After a few seconds, she was escorted out by the Sergeant-at-Arms, but an audio recording by Todd Zwillich of Public Radio International captured the rest of her rant.

    "He will not be mocked, He will not be mocked, (don't touch me) He will not be mocked. The greatest deception here, is that 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 Free Masons... and go against God. You cannot serve two masters. You cannot serve two masters. Praise be to God, Lord Jesus Christ."

    House members and aides were surprised and unsettled by the scene.

    "I don't know, she just snapped," said a GOP aide.

    CNN's Dana Bash spoke with several staffers who knew the woman well.

    "She’s a well-known person, she’s a perfectly nice person, a good colleague, somebody who’s respectable and dependable, and this is very surprising to everybody who works with her," Bash reported on air.

    "The Sergeant in Arms didn’t try to stop her because she works there and that’s where she’s situated," Rep. Peter King, R-New York, told Jake Tapper. "And she actually went up behind the podium where the president speaks from. They thought she was going to hand something to the speaker, and then they realized."

    Officer Shennell S. Antrobus of Capitol Police told CNN that officers have interviewed the woman and that she was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. Many officers knew her personally as well, a source said.

    –CNN’s Deirdre Walsh, Steve Brusk, and Conor Finnegan contributed to this report.
  2. jsriley5

    jsriley5 Well-Known Member

    Think its pretty reasonable to think she was transported to medical assessment as a emergency medical situation. Anytime someone suddenly starts acting far and away different from their normal it is highly suspect that they may be suffering a medical crisis such as a stoke etc. There are provisions under the law for law enforcement to escort restranied if neccessary or mandated by policy to emergency medical care and if possible family members will be notified ASAP. Be interesting to find out more though it will likely be swept under the rug since most information will be privilledged doc patient stuff as it should be no matter how many of us are dying to know the details.

  3. rf197

    rf197 Trying to find a way

    Agree with jsriley5, In NY we have a mental health law which permits the police to detain and transport subjects who are in need of psychological help. This story reminds me of that pilot awhile back who came out of the cockpit and started ranting about terrorists, Iraq, etc. (luckily the co-pilot locked him out).
  4. DJgang

    DJgang I put SAs on IGNORE!

    I guess being a fly on the wall for twenty years finally got to her.

    We will not hear another word about it. They'll probably put her away for life, pump her up on medication. She'll be in vegetative state if they don't kill her. Hope I'm wrong.
  5. Caribou

    Caribou Time Traveler

    Didn't all the DC personnel just get put on obamacare? Probably no correlation.