Washington (CNN) - The reading of the Constitution on the floor of the House of Representatives was going smoothly Thursday morning, that is until someone in the visitors gallery shouted aloud when the subject of presidential eligibility was read.
According to a tweet from Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn), who was sitting in the chamber, an individual yelled out about President Barack Obama, apparently rejecting the notion that the president is a natural born citizen.
"First interruption of the reading from the Gallery. By a birther, screaming about Obama. Unintended consequences....," wrote Himes on his twitter account @jahimes.
All was cordial and decorous in the House chamber as Republicans and Democrats rotated reading passages from the 223-year-old document that laid the foundation for the American government.
But at approximately 11:32 am, New Jersey Democrat Frank Pallone walked up to the lectern and began reading Article II Section 1.
"No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of the president," Pallone read.
Then came the outburst.
A replay of the incident clearly indicates an individual shouting "Barack Obama" before the banging of the gavel drowns her out.
A spokeswoman for the United States Capitol Police says that one individual was arrested for disturbing the order of the House.
After the incident, Pallone tweeted his own assessment.
"Sad day when spectator interrupts my reading of the Constitution on House floor b/c of absurd idea that Obama isn't a natural born citizen," he wrote from his @FrankPallone account.
Hey CNN, why don't you mention they never read the entire constitution.... especially that whole African Americans are only worth 3/5ths a white person part. Or that Bohner and Cantor left to give a press conference in the middle of the reading. And you forgot to get Sarah Palin on the political ticker today too. Come on, where's that FoxLite touch we've come to know and dislike?
That was probably Michele Obama that shouted that outburst!
most IQ need checking not birth record
Nope, no racism here, folks. Move along...
Seriously, these people need to get lives. He's a US citizen, now deal with it.....
There are nut cases everywhere. He probably believes that Elvis is alive and working at a Buger King in Michigan.
you can thank the GOP for feeding these losers these crazy ideas! anti-American? not American?
ok, GOP, you've been in control for the last couple of days, how come the economy isn't fixed already!?!?
Can that person be arrested for a violation of gross stupidity?
Obviously the woman was a Republican plant to create controversy.
You need to keep you eye on the visitors gallery or Michele Bachmann will get in there and will cause a ruckus.
A country of frakking idiots. As if they they would give the launch codes to a foreigner.
Birthers are moronic.
There are all kind of idiots. His 15 minutes of fame.
If a Republican congressman can ignorantly shout out when the President of the United States is speaking, why not a spectator in the gallery? And, if a Republican can ignorantly shout out during a voting session, why not a spectator? These 'decorous' professional litigators have taught the public, through example, very well.
The State pf the Union speech by the President will soon be given. What kind of action will we witness from members of this astute,ethical body? I can hardly wait.
Something tells me the 'bagger/Republican clashes are going to be more heated during this next congress than the Democrat/Republican ones.
So, I wonder how he knows Mr. Obama legally holds the position. I wonder if he has been privy to the documents that none of the people that hired the President (the US citizenry) are allowed to see. The President also has a SS # that was issued in the state of Connecticut, a state in which he never resided according to what we know about him. Where there is smoke there is fire.......
What a wack job!!
That is a sad day when someone does that. This is not the way to defeat Obama in 2012, by presenting yourself as nut-jobs believing in conspiracy theories. The best way to defeat Obama is the same way Republicans did it in 2010: Run against his and his party's policies.
Hope she was led away in handcuffs. By the way. If people are so so concerned about being an American citizen and being presidet how come they only question Obama.
Now there is truly proof that Romney's father was not an American citizen and yet the republicans openly approved his run for the presidency (Romney's father) Fact: when the US did away with men in the Mormon church having multiple wives, Romney's grandfather AND grandmother gave up their citizenship in protest and moved to Mexico. Romney's father was born in Mexico of "Mexican parents".. He moved back to America became a member of congress and ran for the presidency. Questions were asked but the House voted to accept him and let him run for congress. NOW if Romney's father was not a citizen, does it mean if you are republican it is ok to not be natural born American and allow to run, but IF YOU ARE AND AMERICAN CITIZEN AND THE NUTSOS get it in their head you aren't they as protestors can take away your citizenship just because they are nuts. guess it is different in the case between Democrats and Republicans. Republicans are exempt from any law. Just because they say so.
I'm going to make sure I teach my children to be respectful no matter what the circumstances may be. This is utterly ridiculous!!!!
Birthers = LOSERS. PERIOD.
Another nut fell from the tree.
Well offer proof that he is natural born and you won't get these outbursts. WHAT IS THE BIG SECRET?
And then the tea party wonders why they're always mocked.
Maybe if he had taken his mother's color there would be no confusion over where he was born.
Why can't we all just call "birthers" what they truly are....racist.