Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the only Socialist in the US Senate, is in the process of filibustering the tax cut bill the old fashioned way… by, you know, actually filibustering. In other words, he’s been speaking uninterrupted for more than three hours now.
Bravo, Sen. Sanders!
As he took the floor, Sen. Sanders’ staff tweeted:
“You can call what i am doing today whatever you want, you it [sic] call it a filibuster, you can call it a very long speech…”
I call it patriotism.
Sen. Sanders has actually been talking since 10:25 AM Eastern Time, so it’s actually been about six hours already.
Figured out how to embed the live stream. Watch.
UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE:
I’ve just emailed Sen. Maria Cantwell:
I am writing to encourage you to please join Sen. Sanders in his heroic performance on the Senate floor today. It looks like he could use a break
UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE, UPDATE:
Eight and a half hours later, it’s over. And Sanders remained engaging throughout.