Ted Cruz Marathon Continues on Senate Floor

Cruz keeps talking against the health care bill.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, continues to speak on the floor of the U.S. Senate at 5:21 a.m. on Wednesday Sept. 25, 2013. Tea party members credit Cruz’s "filibuster" speech as a landmark occasion for the conservative movement.

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Cruz said Tuesday, he respected the president's tenacity, his willingness to fight for the government programs he believed in.

"The president sleeps like a babe at night believing he is fighting for a better America," Cruz said.

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