Cruz begins quoting 'Duck Dynasty' during 10th hour of filibuster

“’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.’”


Cruz said that was the kind of “home spun wisdom” the United States was built on.

“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.