Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this afternoon took to the Senate floor to begin a filibuster that will delay – but which cannot block – a stopgap spending measure that would continue funding the government without provisions defunding Obamacare.
According to Senate procedural rules, the Senate must begin voting on the measure by Wednesday at 1 pm, according to Politico, and if necessary at that point, I suppose, the Sergeant at Arms will drag Cruz off the floor if he has to. But at least for several hours, Cruz and his allies – including Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and David Vitter (R-La.) – intend to highlight what’s wrong with Obamacare.
Cruz has vowed to talk until he is “no longer able to stand.”
Or no longer able to hold it.