In a last ditch effort to stall the Republican tax overhaul, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) took to the Senate floor where he read passages from Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” in protest.
“He hasn’t stopped Christmas from coming, it came,” said Murphy. “Somehow or other, it came just the same.”
And in case you don’t know the rest, here’s more:
“And the Grinch, with his Grinch feet ice cold in the snow. Stood puzzling and puzzling: ‘How could it be so?
It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags!’ He puzzled for three hours, till his puzzler was sore.”
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before: ‘Maybe Christmas,’ he thought, ‘doesn’t come from a store — Maybe Christmas-perhaps-means a little bit more.'”
“This time of the year is a time in which we think about each other,” said Murphy upon concluding his monologue.
The moment recalled that other time senators were serenaded with Dr. Seuss when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) read from “Green Eggs and Ham” during a 2013 filibuster to protest Obamacare.
The spirited rendition, however, could not stop the GOP’s long promised tax overhaul. The bill, which already made it’s way tortuously through the House and Senate, is now up for a final vote in both chambers before Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law. And yes, it passed on Tuesday.
Trump has promised to sign it before Christmas. It would mark his first major legislative achievement as president.