Very strong speaker, excellent, relaxed style, seemingly without notes. Only pity is that all that passion is expended over a procedurally weird amendment.
He remarks several time that a vote taken over an issue with "Obamacare" was purely cosmetic as it was incapable of achieving anything. The same could surely be said about his passionate speech and his amendment. If you want to rally the masses around a principled campaign, why make it such a convoluted and logically flawed one that it makes no sense?
He wants to make the proposed deal with Iran (which cannot possibly have any relevance to the matters in debate, since the topic seems to be a mass transit bill) conditional on accepting the right of Israel to exist (in itself a quite separate subject to the Iran deal, but also a largely empty rhetorical concept) as a Jewish state (a refinement which even many Jews in Israel would not accept; why must the USA insist on the shift from an Israeli secular democracy to an Israeli theocracy and why must Iran approve such a sectarian and racist concept as a condition for a deal on nuclear weapons?) and ALSO conditional on the release of alleged (I for one have no idea if this is a fair allegation) American hostages (yet another topic which, surely, can only confuse things). If they were debating the Iran deal then these amendments would still be confused and better split off into different debates. But they were debating something entirely different.
In short. The guy's sincerity may be impeccable, but his ability to organise a coherent set of thoughts on a logical topic for any length of time has to be in doubt. Nice speaker though. Could do after dinner speeches for a good fee. Or before lunch speeches, since his audience seems to have left the room and presumably gone for lunch.
By the way, curious to see the freedom to call his fellow senators and the leader of his party in the senate liars so directly without any consequences arising. Such language would be considered "unparliamentary" in England's model institution to which all the world defers. It is hard to see how he can go on working with people he has called lairs afterwards.