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Nearly noon and nearly 21 hours at this point -- Fox News alert in the marathon speech against -- care about to end on Capitol Hill are actually thank hi everybody great to have you with us I'm generally welcome to the second -- power of happening now I am Jon Scott we're taking a live look at the senate floor.
I'm ready to end an all night session now there you see the majority leader Harry Reid.
Bringing to an end with senator Ted -- is on the official filibuster let's listen for just a moment what's going on on the senate floor.
And I says so I simply want to note.
To the American people who have so engaged.
That this debates in your hands.
Ultimately all 100 senators all 46 Republicans.
All 54 Democrats.
Work for you.
-- the American people.
Tell you up in Texas.
The frustration that United States senate doesn't listen to the people.
-- -- So I would call on all 46 Republicans to unite.
To stand together and to vote against cloture on the bill on Friday or Saturday.
If we vote with the majority leader in with the senate Democrats.
We will be voting to allow the majority leader to fund obamacare.
On a straight party line vote of 51 vote partisan vote.
American people understand that.
And voting to give that power -- the majority leader I would suggest is not consistent with I believe the heartfelt commitment of all 46 members of this.
Conference to oppose Obama -- the only path if we're going to oppose obamacare is to stand together and oppose cloture and I would ask.
From my friends on the democratic.
To listen to the.
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The senate was suspend.
Worry prayer from -- Well also and that ends apparently senator Ted Cruz is none of filibuster filibuster he and his allies.
Took to the floor for 21 plus hours to prevent the senate for moving forward on a spending bill.
That excludes the provision to defund obamacare.
He blasted the president's signature piece of domestic legislation during that 21 hours even questioning why at the White House thought it was -- terrific.
He decided to delay a key part of it the employer mandate listen.
If the representations that so many members of this body -- to the American people were true.
That obamacare is terrific as wonderful.
And I would think the president would be eager to have -- kick in before the election.
If it were a good thing.
You would want the good stuff to happen before -- election not after the election in the fact that it was moved.
For big businesses.
Is an indication of just how badly this -- -- But the 21 plus hours of political theater not without some lighter moments with senator Cruz bringing up Dr.
And Star Wars.
I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like them -- I -- Jason redneck rule number one.
Most things can be fixed with duct tape.
Extension cords it's actually very true the camel's hair brush.
Is made of squirrel for I wondered if at some point we were going to see a tall gentleman.
In a mechanical breathing apparatus come forward and say and a deep voice.
Mike Lee I am -- -- thoughts -- I'm happy to yield for a question without yielding the floor.
Are you doing.
I thank the senator from Kansas and I will tell you I am doing fabulous.
Well it wasn't all fun and games with senator crews going after members of his own party slamming Republican leadership.
This is the first time I've seen.
When Republican leadership is actively whipping the Republican conference.
And give him the power to enact his agenda.
I've never seen that before.
I'm quite confident as we're not what Texans.
Expect to me.
And I'm quite confident when each Republican goes back to his or her home state it's not what our constituents expect of us.
And also quite confident.
And if it went -- return home and stand in front of our constituents if were asked.
Why did you vote yes on cloture to give Harry Reid the power.
To fund obamacare to gut the house continuing resolution.
None of us were elected by a party leadership we've got a different -- so any Republican who cast a vote.
Is saying yes I want Harry Reid to have the power to do that.
And then I'll vote against it once it no longer matters once it's a free symbolic vote.
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