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 CruzTrump's America: Businessmen in, bureaucrats out When Trump says 'Make America Great Again,' he means it Booker is taking orders from corporate pharmaceuticals 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 PaulDems blast Trump plans for deep spending cuts Trump team prepares dramatic cuts Paul, Lee call on Trump to work with Congress on foreign policy MORE (R-Ky.), who held his own marathon filibuster in March.
Paul and two other GOP senators — Mike LeeMike LeeBooker is taking orders from corporate pharmaceuticals Paul, Lee call on Trump to work with Congress on foreign policy Right renews push for term limits as Trump takes power MORE (Utah) and David VitterDavid VitterLobbying World Bottom Line Republicans add three to Banking Committee 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 ReidFranken emerges as liberal force in hearings GOP eyes new push to break up California court The DC bubble is strangling the DNC MORE and Ted Cruz, I stand with Ted Cruz any day. #MakeDCListen #StandWithTed— Reince Priebus (@Reince) September 24, 2013
Randy WeberRandy WeberGOP lawmaker says CNN reporter should be fired Ryan has little margin for error in Speaker vote Lawmakers weigh federal role in preventing election hacks MORE (@TXRandy14) September 24, 2013
Jim BridenstineJim BridenstineCongress asserts itself Conservatives backing Trump keep focus on Supreme Court Trump hints that Ryan is part of 'sinister deal' MORE (@RepJBridenstine) September 24, 2013
— This post was updated at 5:35 p.m.