Ted Cruz ‘Filibuster’ Live Stream: Senator Will Talk, Tweet Until He ‘Can’t Stand’


Ted Cruz, a Republican Senator from Texas, will hold an unofficial filibuster until he “can’t stand” anymore, he said. Cruz also went on Twitter to express his views while he was talking. 

“We don’t need fake fights. We don’t need fake votes. We need real change. Critical to doing that is stopping Obamacare #MakeDCListen,” Cruz tweeted.

Cruz added: “If more politicians listened to the American people, we could avert this train wreck #MakeDCListen.”

The Senate is looking at the motion to proceed on H.J. Res. 59, the Continuing Resolution (CR), which was passed by the House last week. The measure will fund the government to avoid a shutdown and will defund President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

Cruz is calling on his GOP colleagues to oppose moving on the bill.

According to The Associated Press, Cruz’s odd approach is intended to prevent Majority Leader Harry Reid from taking out the health care provision from the bill.

However, he faces opposition from Republican leaders, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn.

Other Republican senators oppose him.

A test vote is set for tomorrow.

Cruz said that Americans are having problems due to the health care law.

A live stream can be viewed here.


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Category: US Politics

  • BJ L

    Thank you for broadcasting this important moment in history.

  • BJ L

    Why are some groups special when it comes to Obamacare? What’s good for one is good for all!

  • SilentKnot

    Please people, Listen to TED CRUZ. I don’t care if you are a Democrat or Republican…or Independent. Read the following.

    A Constitutional lawyer has read the entire health care bill and signed below.
    His findings:

    A retired Constitutional lawyer has read the entire proposed health care bill. Read his conclusions and pass this on as you wish. This is stunning!

    The Truth About the Health Care Bills
    – Michael Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney

    Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200:
    The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009.
    I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.

    To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.

    The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.

    However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated. If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.

    The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own.

    The irony is that the Congress doesn’t have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.

    This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, in direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution, of all of your personal healthcare information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide.

    If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However , that doesn’t work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.

    So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law. It doesn’t stop there though.

    The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;

    The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.

    I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights. Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to “be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution.” If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.

    For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

    Michael Connelly
    Retired attorney,
    Constitutional Law Instructor
    Carrollton , Texas

  • cc0623

    Harry Reid is a snake!

  • cc0623

    I have heard that there was only about 50 people during this whole filibuster and none of them were Democrats. The Democrats were in their comfy bed while this fight by the American people has been going on. Thanks you Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Jeff Session, Rand Paul and any other Senators that have come forward to stand with the American people!

  • cc0623

    That is the problem! The Senate moved to quickly and needs to stop, take time to review the problems associated with this Law and fix the problems.

  • cc0623

    The arrogance of harry Reid is disgusting! He does not care what we the American people want! All Harry Reid and Obama wants is Obamacare in its entirety.

  • cc0623

    May want to change? We want the whole law scrubbed!

  • cc0623

    We want the IRS out of our lives! We want to make our own decisions for healthcare! We want the govt out of our lives!

  • cc0623

    Harry Reid has been in office since 1982. Well we now know what the problem is!

  • cc0623

    Why is this about Harry Reid? He is turning it about him.

  • cc0623

    This has been about standing up to the govt and reminding them they work for us!

  • cc0623

    Harry Reid thinks he is THE govt. You are just a servant Harry Reid of We The People!

  • cc0623

    Democrat Senators DO NOT FOLLOW HARRY REID AND THE PRESIDENT!

  • cc0623

    Are you kidding me, John McCain! It is a proven fact that the election was swayed through illegal voting.

  • cc0623

    Can anyone follow John McCain’s thought process?

  • TruthFinderXXX

    Senator Cruz, you ROCK


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