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Ted Cruz Recites ‘Green Eggs and Ham’

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, leaves the floor of the Senate after skirmishing with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., over the Affordable Care Act, popularly know as "Obamacare," at the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 23, 2013.

Around 8 p.m. EST, Ted Cruz’s fauxlibuster took an odd turn when he decided it would be appropriate to read his daughters a bedtime story. The Texas senator began to recite Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor, with dramatic pause and all. “Green Eggs and Ham has some applicability, as curious as it may sound, to the Obamcare debate,” Cruz said once he had finished. Americans “did not like green eggs and ham, and they did not like Obamacare either.” Watch Cruz’s entire rendition here.