Ted Cruz is reading tweets about Paul's filibuster on the Senate floor.—
Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) March 07, 2013
And now tweets are entering the Congressional Record …—
Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) March 07, 2013
The hashtag #StandWithRand has been at or near the top of Twitter’s trending topics list for hours now, and if you contributed to that trend, there’s a chance Sen. Ted Cruz just read your tweet into the Congressional Record.
"I think the technical term for what the Twitterverse is doing right now is 'blowing up'" -Ted Cruz—
Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) March 07, 2013
Cruz, who was quite literally standing with Sen. Rand Paul several hours into his filibuster over the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director, relieved his colleague by reciting a selection of #StandWithRand tweets.
It's really emotional to hear Cruz reading all these supportive tweets to Rand. It's a great day for our "republic."—
Francesca Chambers (@fran_chambers) March 07, 2013
Paul, who confessed to not being quite up to speed on social media, did say a tweet from Attorney General Eric Holder on the Constitutionality of drone strikes on American citizens would suffice to end the filibuster. How about it, Attorney General Holder? That would take only two characters; three at most.
Here is a selection of tweets Cruz read on the floor.
Rand Paul filibusters Brennan nomination – over four hours now! Glad someone in the Senate has some spine.—
Donna Hornick (@DonnasStuffMore) March 06, 2013
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is a true constitutional hero in his filibuster against CIA nominee. Drone attacks on US citizens is real threat!—
Anthony Fulmer (@curlymanofsc) March 06, 2013
SO proud of Rand Paul. He's bringing it! He's not going to let our constitution get trashed! A breath of fresh air. PRAY 4 THIS FIGHT 4 RAND—
marilynn burton (@Mar_lobster) March 06, 2013
I am so beyond proud of Rand Paul and the way he is standing up for each and every American citizen right now by filibustering the Senate—
That Maryland Guy ⚓ (@ThatMarylandGuy) March 06, 2013
It seems Sen. Paul is inspring people in more ways than one.
It’s after 10 p.m., and Sen. Cruz is back at it.
Ted Cruz says "Twitter never sleeps," providing an "in-person Twitter feed"—
Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) March 07, 2013
This is the 21cent equiv of the Mr. Smith bag of telegrams!—
Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) March 07, 2013
Ted Cruz reading tweets. This is gold.—
The Fix (@TheFix) March 07, 2013
Sen. Paul sends his thanks.
Sen. Cruz reading Tweets from all of you meant a lot to me. Protecting the Constitution is everyone's fight.—
Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) March 07, 2013
Editor’s note: We removed a tweet that was posted as a joke.