By Ramsey Cox - 09/25/13 05:19 AM EDT
“’Duck Dynasty is one of the most popular shows right now,” Cruz said. “Here are words of wisdom from that show. … ‘You put five rednecks on a mower, it’s going to be epic.’ … ‘Most things can be fixed with duct tape and an extension cord.’ … ‘Faith, family and facial hair.’”
“It’s something to chuckle on, but it’s also a lot of common sense.”
Cruz has been in speaking out against the healthcare measure for more than 10 hours as a way to encourage his GOP colleagues not to allow a government funding bill that includes spending for ObamaCare.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is expected to advance H.J.Res. 59 with an amendment to remove the House language that defunds ObamaCare. A vote to end debate on the motion to proceed is expected Wednesday, and Cruz's actions cannot stop that from happening.
The government will shut down Oct. 1 if Congress doesn't approve some form of government funding measure.