Ted Cruz is a senator from Texas. He is a Republican, he’s a tea party guy, and he’s pretty insistent that his job is to overturn – you almost want to use the word overthrow – everything about our government in Washington.
He’s also a guy who wants things to go his own way – and when he doesn’t, he engages in the congressional version of putting his over his eyes and yelling “Nananananananana” until the thing bothering him goes away.
In this case, he wanted to force a Senate vote on a measure that would lead to overturning what is popularly known as Obamacare. Unable to do that on his argument’s merits, and without anything approaching the support of a majority of members of Congress, he engaged in one of the most despicable things a member of Congress can do (aside from, you know, selling his votes): he filibustered. Oh, it wasn’t technically a filibuster, but he stood on the floor of the Senate and spoke for more than twenty hours.
But as much as Cruz likes to think he has to say about this subject, it turns out that the senator really doesn’t know very much, so he started wandering off the subject. How far? See for yourself here.