Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas ended his Senate floor speech against Obamacare after 21.3 hours.
Senator Ted Cruz, who vowed to speak out against Obamacare on the Senate floor ‘until I am no longer able to stand’, has slogged his way into a second day and shows no sign of relenting after speaking for more than 21 hours.
Cruz, who began at 2.41pm on Tuesday, is continuing his crusade to deny funding for Obama’s overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system, branding it the country’s ‘biggest jobs killer’.
With no sign of stopping, Cruz has so far navigated disparate topics including the American revolution, sending a man to the moon, his Cuban-born father and the impact of the health care law.
And in more bizarre moments, he recited an edited version of Dr. Zeus’ ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ poem and compared the fight against Obamacare to the battle against the Nazis.
By surpassing the 21 hour mark, Senator Cruz has entered the top 4 senate floor occupations since 1900 when record keeping of floor time was recorded.
Green Eggs and Ham is contained within the Congressional Record!
Twitter on Cruz:
Other than his tie hanging a bit looser, Ted Cruz looks pretty dang good this morning on the Senate floor. Voice sounds the same, too.
— Chris Moody (@Chris_Moody) September 25, 2013
NYT, 6/25/13, on Wendy Davis: 'The Great Abortion Filibuster.' NYT, 9/24/13, on Ted Cruz: 'The Embarrassment of Senator Ted Cruz.'
— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 25, 2013
Gee I wonder why NYT and WaPo and everyone else gave ecstatic coverage to Wendy Davis but not to Ted Cruz. I just can't make sense of it!
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) September 25, 2013
No Media Bias!
— Bob Price (@BobPriceTGV) September 25, 2013
From Green Eggs and Ham to Star Wars:
The Force is strong with this one. RT @toddzwillich: "MIKE LEE: I AM YOU FATHER.: – Sen Ted Cruz, in a Darth Vader voice. For realz.
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) September 25, 2013
Pic: Senator cruz you just finished a 21 hour talk a thon, where are you going now? Throng of reporters! pic.twitter.com/hsRA1aE4LP
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) September 25, 2013
Disney World? No Rush Limbaugh!
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