Sen. Ted Cruz has begun talking. According to Senate rules, all Republican senators are allotted 15 hours for debate, about 20 minutes each (Democrats also get 15 hours). Ted's talkathon will only prevent any other Republicans from having an opportunity to speak on the matter.
It's pointless, egotistical grandstanding that can only accomplish enraging every other Republican in the Senate. It's the political version of committing seppuku in that no bill he offers will have a chance of even being heard in committee. As far as the Senate is concerned, Ted Cruz will be a dead man walking for the remainder of his term.