Rubio contributes an hour to Cruz semi-buster; displays improved hydration skillsby George Bennett | September 25th, 2013
While most of America slept, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and a few allies held the Senate floor through the night in a semi-filibuster against the federal health care law. Cruz began at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio appeared on the Senate floor at about 6 a.m. and gave Cruz a respite by speaking for about an hour on American exceptionalism and the American dream.
“My first question is, what did you do last night?” Rubio jokingly said to Cruz when he began.
Unlike his awkward lunge for a water bottle when he gave the Republican response to the State of the Union speech in February, Rubio effortlessly sipped from a glass of water during his remarks this morning.
“If there’s anything worth fighting for, I would think the American Dream is worth fighting for,” Rubio said near the end of his remarks.
“I thank the Sen from Florida for his inspired comments and his excellent question,” Cruz said when Rubio finished.
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