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.
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 PaulLawmaker seeks to investigate Obama's foreign tax compliance law Funding bill rejected as shutdown nears GOP senators hit FBI on early probe of NY bombing suspect MORE (R-Ky.), who held his own marathon filibuster in March.
Paul and two other GOP senators — Mike LeeMike LeeSenators express 'grave concerns' about ObamaCare 'bailout' Funding bill rejected as shutdown nears Shutdown risk grows over Flint MORE (Utah) and David VitterDavid VitterGOP pressures Kerry on Russia's use of Iranian airbase Louisiana needs Caroline Fayard as its new senator Louisiana Republicans: This isn’t like Sandy 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 ReidSenate moves to get out of town Reid is sole senator to back Obama's 9/11 veto The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE and Ted Cruz, I stand with Ted Cruz any day. #MakeDCListen #StandWithTed— Reince Priebus (@Reince) September 24, 2013
Randy WeberRandy WeberLawmakers weigh federal role in preventing election hacks Dem rep tells Trump to ‘shut the f--- up’ over Ginsburg criticism GOP rep: Ginsburg's actions 'must be met with consequences' MORE (@TXRandy14) September 24, 2013
Jim BridenstineJim BridenstineCruz to inject internet fight into spending battle The Hill's 12:30 Report Lawmakers turned over gifts after secretly funded trip to Azerbaijan MORE (@RepJBridenstine) September 24, 2013
— This post was updated at 5:35 p.m.