Dems nod to Ted Cruz with Dr. Seuss reading during climate change talkathon

It’s safe to say, Democrats never find much inspiration in Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but Monday night was an exception.

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) took a page from the tea party favorite’s playbook reading Dr. Seuss’s “The Lorax,” considered an “environmental classic,” on the Senate floor. (A quick summary: A young boy embarks on a journey with a grumpy forest creature to save the trees and to get the girl of his dreams).

Markey made clear his reading wasn’t just a nod to Cruz, but also to his home state of Massachusetts, where the children book’s author and illustrator, Theodor Seuss Geisel, was born.

Markey’s reading came as more than 30 senators kept the Capitol open all night Monday to talk climate change. Our colleague Ed O’Keefe has the story.

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