Within minutes of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announcing that he's running for president in 2016, the official Democratic Party Twitter account took a swing at the conservative candidate.
The Democrats immediately accused Cruz of costing the U.S. economy $24 billion as the “architect of the disastrous 2013 government shutdown.”
BREAKING NEWS: Senator Ted Cruz, architect of the disastrous 2013 government shutdown, is running for president. pic.twitter.com/bOTr83Zk9z— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) March 23, 2015
This will surely not surprise Cruz or his campaign team. As the first Republican to announce his candidacy, Cruz will undoubtedly become an even bigger target for the left than he was before.
Cruz officially announced his candidacy on Twitter just after midnight on Monday. You can see his announcement and watch the campaign launch video that was included here.
It looks like 2016 is now underway.