WASHINGTON — He made it through all of Tuesday evening, overnight, and well into the morning Wednesday. And a full 17 hours after he began, Sen. Ted Cruz was still carrying on his anti-Obamacare effort from the Senate floor.
With more than a little help from friends who took turns speaking while he rested, Cruz showed no sign of stopping.
“How are ya doing?” asked fellow Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, taking the microphone.
“I am doing fabulous,” Cruz replied.
“I intend to speak in support of defunding Obamacare until I am no longer able to stand,” Cruz vowed Tuesday. “All across this country, Americans are suffering because of Obamacare. Obamacare isn’t working.”
At one point Tuesday, the Texas senator read the Dr. Seuss children’s classic “Green Eggs and Ham” to his daughters as the night wore on.
Supporters cheered him on through social media. #StandWithCruz became one of the most popular hashtags on Twitter.
But supporters of the health care law made themselves heard as well. On Wednesday morning, the two sides were battling it out in the top trending topic in the United States: “Obamacare.”
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