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 CruzO'Malley gives Trump a nickname: 'Chicken Donald' Va. GOP delegate files lawsuit over bound convention votes Our most toxic export: American politick 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 PaulRepublicans question Trump's trip to Scotland Hate TV customer service? So does your senator Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate narrowly rejects expanding FBI surveillance powers MORE (R-Ky.), who held his own marathon filibuster in March.
Paul and two other GOP senators — Mike LeeMike LeeNo reason why women shouldn't be drafted Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate narrowly rejects expanding FBI surveillance powers Anxious Washington watches Brexit vote MORE (Utah) and David VitterDavid VitterFed chairwoman blasts Trump on debt Senate campaign posts private conversation on Facebook Rand Paul endorses in La. Senate race 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 ReidSay NO to PROMESA, say NO to Washington overreach Overnight Finance: Wall Street awaits Brexit result | Clinton touts biz support | New threat to Puerto Rico bill? | Dodd, Frank hit back McConnell quashes Senate effort on guns 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 BridenstineLawmakers turned over gifts after secretly funded trip to Azerbaijan Republicans blast Pentagon energy programs Louie Gohmert faces his biggest challenge MORE (@RepJBridenstine) September 24, 2013
— This post was updated at 5:35 p.m.