- Despite having the appearance of a filibuster, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's speech on the Senate floor didn't qualify because a vote had already been scheduled for the following day. Political journalists sounded off about the distinction on Twitter:
- — FOX News Radio (@foxnewsradio)Tue, Sep 24 2013 11:51:01
- — Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram)Tue, Sep 24 2013 11:43:57Cruz may talk for a long time about defunding Obamacare. But this is NOT a filibuster. He is not blocking anything. Procedural vote set Wed
- — Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN)Tue, Sep 24 2013 12:01:39lets just be clear: what @tedcruz is doing is talking to his constituency via the senate floor but NOTdelaying/changing the timing of votes
- — Jonathan Weisman (@jonathanweisman)Tue, Sep 24 2013 12:04:24ProTip: @SenTedCruz floor speech is not a filibuster. Procedural motion tomorrow morning is fixed. He can't delay it or stop it.