Contrary to what you may be reading on Twitter or in headlines, Republican Senator Ted Cruz is not filibustering.
A filibuster implies a person takes the floor for an indefinite amount of time in order to obstruct a legislative process. Though Sen. Cruz claimed he would speak until he was “no longer able to stand,” he does, however, have a cut off time of Wednesday. And, according to National Journal, Cruz’s stance against Obamacare is “purely symbolic,” as his speech against Obamacare will not delay any votes.
We are livestreaming the speech below: