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.  

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While Cruz agrees with the overall spending bill passed by the House last week, he is protesting a Democratic tactic to strip the bill of language defunding ObamaCare. A vote to proceed to the bill will be held Wednesday with final votes on passage likely to drag into the weekend. 

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.

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.