03/25/2015 11:07 am ET Updated Mar 26, 2015

Megyn Kelly To Ted Cruz: 'What Have You Actually Accomplished?'

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has certainly been making his media rounds after announcing his presidential run for 2016. But when he appeared on Fox News on Tuesday, host Megyn Kelly did not go lightly on him.

Kelly pushed Cruz on the big comparison critics are making between him and President Barack Obama, who both served just one term in the Senate before announcing their presidential run.

"We already tried a first-term Senator,” Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer said on Monday, suggesting that Cruz is inexperienced.

The following night, Cruz argued that there are several differences between him and Obama, one being that Obama was a "backbencher" in the Senate while he has been a leader.

"Yes, you've led the fight on certain issues," Kelly responded, "but what have you actually accomplished?"

Cruz responded that his accomplishments are "stopping bad things from happening," calling out his efforts to stop Obamacare, lower debt and protect the Second Amendment.

H/T Mediaite