By Sasha Lane , BuzzVine Contributor
September 25, 2013|10:07 am

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has "officially pulled an all-nighter," ABC News reported, in the U.S. Senate as he pushed for the defunding of Obamacare into the early, early hours of the morning.

The senator started speaking at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday and continued for more than 14 hours as of 5 a.m. this morning. He is said to be sporting black tennis shoes for comfort.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), denounces "Obamacare" as he speaks on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this still image taken from video, September 24, 2013. (Photo: REUTERS/U.S. Senate TV/Handout via Reuters)

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), denounces "Obamacare" as he speaks on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this still image taken from video, September 24, 2013.