Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) took a page from the playback of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) Monday night by reading Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax" on the Senate floor. Markey and 30 other senators kept the Capitol open all night to talk climate change. (The Washington Post)

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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