The "debate" on the continuing resolution to fund the government, like most Senate debates, has consisted of very little in the way of arguments on the floor. It's more of a time-marking exercise, one that both sides have agreed to truncate in order to force a cloture vote today at 12:30 p.m. Sen. Ted Cruz has attempted to use this time to prove that there's grassroots support for the only-slightly-complicated plot of filibustering the CR so that Democrats can't add back Obamacare funding via an amendment. Yesterday afternoon Sen. Bob Corker—a Tennessee Republican who's been outwardly dismissive of this strategy—started quizzing Cruz about how this was supposed to work, and why he voted for the cloture vote to start debate, and ... look, just watch.
Reportedly, Harry Reid and Dick Durbin, who were in the room, struggled to repress their laughter.
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