Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was hit with a beer can while riding in the Houston Astros World Series championship parade on Monday. Video shows the can flying at the Republican lawmaker as a person with him fails to stop it from striking the pol.

Cruz was also showered with boos as he waved to the crowd.

Houston police said that while Cruz was struck in “the chest/neck area,” he was not injured and “did not require medical attention.”

A 33-year-old male was arrested and faces potential assault charges. The suspect’s identity has not yet been released.

Reps. Sylvia Garcia and Lizzie Fletcher, who were also on the truck, did not appear to be targeted. Neither were Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who rode in a vehicle in front of Cruz’s Humvee, or Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who was to the rear.

“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,” Cruz said in a statement.

The incident comes after Cruz, 51, was booed and flipped off at Yankee Stadium during Game 4 of the American League Championship Series last month. The following morning, protesters heckled him about climate change on “The View.”

David Matthews

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