After an all-night marathon speech decrying ObamaCare, Sen. Ted Cruz was still going strong Wednesday morning as he staged a last-ditch effort to rally support for Republicans’ bid to defund the health care law.
The speech amounts to a final act of political theater before a key test vote, which is expected to happen by Wednesday afternoon despite Cruz’s efforts. But Cruz had attracted a rotating set of supporters by sunrise, as they joined him on the floor in blasting the health care law. Cruz, finally loosening his tie, hit the 19-hour mark shortly before 10 a.m. EDT.
The Texas Republican senator had declared Tuesday afternoon that he intended to speak in opposition to ObamaCare “until I am no longer able to stand.”
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