After the Astros defeated the Phillies in the World Series, there was plenty of celebration in Houston. This included the traditional parade, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took part in the festivities.
Shortly after the parade, a video showed up on social media showing what happened: a beer can comes flying at the Senator, which his aides tried to block. The can did hit Cruz, however:
Beer flies at Ted Cruz during Astros World Series Parade pic.twitter.com/lRALgyXCe2
— Alien Truther Wildwest (@wcgroovy) November 7, 2022
However, it’s still assault. As HPD stated:
Nearby HPD officers arrested the male without further incident.
He was taken to jail and faces assault charges. We will release the suspect’s name and booking photo here when formal charges are filed.
The Texas Republican wasn’t fazed by the event, though, and released the following reply:
As always I’m thankful for the Houston Police and Capitol Police for their quick action.
I’m also thankful that the clown who threw his White Claw had a noodle for an arm.
Most are assuming the man who threw the beer is a liberal, but we have no information on the attacker at this time. Either way, Cruz proves he’s not easily rattled, and willing to take a few jabs himself.
Political violence has been ramping up in recent weeks, which is of serious concern for both parties at this point.