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.
Cruz Reads ‘Green Eggs and Ham
Cruz Quotes ‘Duck Dynasty’
Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee Exchange Silly Questions
Lee Derides Cowboy Poetry and Barry Manilow
Cruz Likes White Castle’s ‘Little Burgers’
Lee Wants To Be a Pirate
Sexy as Ashton Kutcher?
‘Law Is Not a Breast That Fills Itself With Milk’
Cruz Quotes Toby Keith
‘You Know Latins Love White Suits’
Cruz Reads ‘Atlas Shrugged’