Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) negotiated the terms of his lengthy speech Tuesday with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) a day early, according to Reid’s spokesman.
Fun fact: Senator Cruz pre-negotiated the terms of his #fakefilibuster with Senator Reid yesterday. Not exactly a Mr. Smith moment.
— Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson) September 24, 2013
Reid did appear to have prior knowledge of Cruz’s intention to launch into a speech, which is not quite a filibuster because a cloture vote will take place Wednesday regardless of what he does.
“I just want to make sure that everyone understands there is no filibuster today,” he said Tuesday at roughly 10 am ET.