Government shutdown 2013: Ted Cruz tweets that he wants shutdown to end

(WJLA) - Even Ted Cruz wants the government shutdown to end.

In a tweet sent from his verified account, the Texas senator who has antagonized President Barack Obama with his recent quest to defund the Affordable Care act, says he wants the shutdown to end.

At just after 4 p.m., President Obama's official Twitter account sent the following tweet:

Retweet if you want this #shutdown to end.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 2, 2013

Cruz, the Tea Party Republican, was quick to respond.

RT @BarackObama: Retweet if you want this #shutdown to end.

— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) October 2, 2013