Sixteen hours after he first stood up on the Senate floor to speak out against Obamacare—and vowed to keep speaking as long as he could stand—Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas took a moment to reprimand reporters for covering the debate over Obamacare as something that was primarily about politics and personalities rather than about the future of the country.

“I am going to suggest that is not responsible reporting,” said Cruz.

“I am going to make a request directly to those reporting” on the debate over Obamcare “to endeavor to have at least half of what you say be focused on the actual substance of this debate,” Cruz said shortly before 7:00 a.m Eastern time, and shortly after briefly yielding the floor to Sen. Marco Rubio (R.-Fla.).

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