Ted Cruz attacked: Video shows hard seltzer water can be thrown at US senator behind Dan Patrick during Houston Astros parade


Houston, TX — While there was indeed rejoicing and celebration in the streets of Texas on Monday, the Astros’ World Series parade was not without its downsides.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who resides in Houston, was the target of a hard can of seltzer thrown down the parade route.

Cruz was a participant at the event and aboard a Humvee when the can was thrown. Video obtained by our sister station, KTRK, shows the incident happened outside a liquor store.

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The Houston Police Department has confirmed an arrest related to what it calls an assault.

“HPD made one arrest during today’s Victory Parade. A 33-year-old man threw a can of beer at U.S. Senator Ted Cruz while the senator was on a float in the 2400 block of Smith St. Beer can hit the senator in the chest/neck. The senator did not require medical attention,” the HPD tweeted. “Nearby HPD officers arrested the man without further incident. He was taken to jail and faces assault charges.”

Police said the man’s name and booking photo will be released once formal charges are filed.

Cruz tweeted his appreciation for law enforcement while poking fun at the person who threw what the senator confirmed was hard seltzer.

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“As always, I’m grateful to the Houston Police and Capitol Police for their quick action. I’m also grateful that the clown who threw his white claw got a noodle for an arm,” Cruz said. tweeted Monday afternoon.

Unlike Jeremy Peña and his Astros teammates, Cruz was a lightning rod of boos at times during the parade. He was not the only lawmaker to participate.

US Representatives Sylvia Garcia and Lizzie Fletcher were on the Humvee with the senator. Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick was in a vehicle in front, and U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee was in the vehicle behind Cruz’s.

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