Politics

09.25.13

Highlight Reel: 11 Craziest Moments From Ted Cruz’s Quasi-Filibuster

It was supposed to be about Obamacare, but the guy had 21 hours to fill. From a reading of ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ to jokes about Ashton Kutcher and pirates, watch the weirdest moments.

Sen. Ted Cruz started speaking on the Senate floor 2:41 p.m. on Tuesday…and he didn’t stop until 21 hours later. Of course, his quixotic crusade to defund Obamacare will surely fail, but it made for some good TV. Things got a bit goofy.

Here are eleven of the quirkiest moments from Cruz’s quasi-filibuster. But first, a mashup of the highlights. 

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Cruz Reads ‘Green Eggs and Ham  

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Cruz Quotes ‘Duck Dynasty’  

Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee Exchange Silly Questions 

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Lee Derides Cowboy Poetry and Barry Manilow 

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Cruz Likes White Castle’s ‘Little Burgers’ 

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Lee Wants To Be a Pirate 

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Sexy as Ashton Kutcher? 

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‘Law Is Not a Breast That Fills Itself With Milk’ 

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Cruz Quotes Toby Keith 

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‘You Know Latins Love White Suits’ 

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Cruz Reads ‘Atlas Shrugged’