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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough sneers at Ted Cruz for 'faux filibuster' on Obamacare

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As Sen. Ted Cruz continued his marathon Senate speech opposing Obamacare Wednesday morning, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough sneeringly labeled his speech as a "faux filibuster."

Scarborough highlighted video of the Texas Republican reading a Dr. Seuss book, "Green Eggs and Ham," on the Senate floor.

"If you can have a faux filibuster to end a faux debate … why not read Dr. Seuss?" Scarborough said.

Scarborough scoffed at Cruz's vow to speak against Obamacare "until he could no longer stand."

"This dramatic statement actually was sort of a faux line," Scarborough added, accusing Cruz of making a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., beforehand.

"He will talk until Harry Reid tells him he's not allowed to talk anymore," Scarborough said. "This dramatic statement was actually was sort of a faux line in the sand."

As of 7 a.m., Cruz had been speaking on the Senate floor for more than 16 hours.

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