Sen. Ted Cruz  has vowed to speak in opposition to the Affordable Care Act until he can no longer stand.

Cruz began the stalling tactic just before 2 p.m. today, in an attempt to delay a motion by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. At issue is a continuing resolution that House lawmakers passed last week, which would continue to pay for government operations, but only if funding is stripped from Obamacare. Sen. Reid will move to put Obamacare funding back in the bill later this week, so it can make it past the president’s desk and avoid a government shutdown.

Senator Cruz says he’ll fight to keep that from happening, and denies accusations that his strategy is only for personal political gain.

“This fight is not about personalities,” Cruz said.  “Most Americans could not give a flying flip about a bunch of politicians in Washington.  Who cares?  Almost all of us are in cheap suits with bad haircuts.”

Many Republican leaders in the Senate are opposing Cruz’s strategy. They argue there aren’t enough votes in the Senate to stop the bill from passing .