Nobody cared to see politicians at a championship parade and one of them found out the hard way to not show his face where he was hated.
While there was indeed rejoicing and celebration on the streets of Houston on Monday, the Astros’ World Series parade took an ugly turn when U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was not only the target of boos, but the target of a beer can.
Cruz was a participant during the event and on board the back of a Humvee when the can was thrown. Although Cruz did not receive any medical attention, police said the suspect was arrested and will face assault charges.
He has since spoken out:
“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.”
The Houston Police Department confirmed an arrest in connection with what it’s calling an assault.
“HPD made one arrest during today’s victory parade. A male, 33, threw a beer can at U.S. Senator Ted Cruz as the Senator was on a float in the 2400 block of Smith St. The beer can struck the Senator in the chest/neck area. The Senator did not require medical attention,” HPD tweeted. “Nearby HPD officers arrested the male without further incident. He was taken to jail and faces assault charges.”