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 CruzOvernight Cybersecurity: Wyden government hacking bill gets House companion Overnight Tech: Rubio, Cruz take up internet domain fight Limbaugh avoids endorsing Trump 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 PaulPaul ties release of 9/11 docs to defense bill Will Ted Cruz let it go? 5 takeaways from the rush for campaign cash MORE (R-Ky.), who held his own marathon filibuster in March.
Paul and two other GOP senators — Mike LeeMike LeeSenate set for showdown over women in the draft Overnight Finance: Path clears for Puerto Rico bill | GOP senator casts doubt on IRS impeachment | Senate approves .1B for Zika Overnight Tech: Trade groups press NC on bathroom law MORE (Utah) and David VitterDavid VitterVA chief 'deeply' regrets if Disney comment offended vets Reid defends embattled VA secretary How Congress got to yes on toxic chemical reform 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 ReidOvernight Healthcare: House loosens pesticide rules to fight Zika | A GOP bill that keeps some of ObamaCare | More proof of pending premium hikes The Trail 2016: Digging up dirt VA chief 'deeply' regrets if Disney comment offended vets MORE and Ted Cruz, I stand with Ted Cruz any day. #MakeDCListen #StandWithTed— Reince Priebus (@Reince) September 24, 2013
Randy WeberRandy WeberPuerto Rico debt becomes constitutional fight on the right House bill would help veterans get service dogs Louie Gohmert faces his biggest challenge MORE (@TXRandy14) September 24, 2013
Jim BridenstineJim BridenstineRepublicans blast Pentagon energy programs Louie Gohmert faces his biggest challenge Rubio surges in Oklahoma: poll MORE (@RepJBridenstine) September 24, 2013
— This post was updated at 5:35 p.m.