The freshman Democrat took a page out of rapper Kanye West’s playbook when he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the Video Music Awards in 2009.
Ted CruzTed CruzCruz, DeSantis to introduce constitutional amendment on term limits Fiorina to meet with Trump on Monday Trump picks Goldman Sachs chief for top economic adviser: report MORE, Ima let you finish but... pic.twitter.com/zDSNK8HrAX— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) September 24, 2013
Cruz has launched an hours-long speech Tuesday on the Senate floor ahead of a vote to fund the government through the end of the year. Davis boosted her profile earlier this year by filibustering a bill in the Texas state House against a restrictive abortion bill.
The government will shutdown on Oct. 1 if no bill is passed and signed by President Obama.
A few Democrats have taken to twitter to blast Cruz’s effort.
Ted Cruz said he would go to Washington and change Washington. He has -- he's made it worse.— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) September 24, 2013
Cruz has split with GOP leadership in the Senate about voting against a bill that Republicans ultimately supports because of a procedural disagreement.
But he has received encouragement from a number of Republicans on Twitter, including Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulTrump stumps for Louisiana Senate candidate ahead of runoff Giuliani won't serve in Trump administration Will justice in America be Trumped? MORE (R-Ky.), who held his own marathon filibuster in March.
Paul and two other GOP senators — Mike LeeMike LeeSenate sends annual defense bill to Obama's desk Overnight Healthcare: Medical cures bill finally heads to White House Overnight Energy: Trump taps EPA foe to head agency | Energy reform bill officially dead MORE (Utah) and David VitterDavid VitterTrump questions merits of early voting WATCH LIVE: Trump speaks at GOP rally in La. Poll: Republican holds 14-point lead in Louisiana Senate runoff MORE (La.) — joined him briefly on the Senate floor. Even Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus gave Cruz support.
In a fight between Harry ReidHarry ReidStaff shakeup begins at Dem campaign committee The Hill's 12:30 Report Emanuel flips the bird when asked about 2020 MORE and Ted Cruz, I stand with Ted Cruz any day. #MakeDCListen #StandWithTed— Reince Priebus (@Reince) September 24, 2013
Randy WeberRandy WeberRyan has little margin for error in Speaker vote Lawmakers weigh federal role in preventing election hacks Dem rep tells Trump to ‘shut the f--- up’ over Ginsburg criticism MORE (@TXRandy14) September 24, 2013
Jim BridenstineJim BridenstineConservatives backing Trump keep focus on Supreme Court Trump hints that Ryan is part of 'sinister deal' The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (@RepJBridenstine) September 24, 2013
— This post was updated at 5:35 p.m.