Ted Cruz Fires Back At Attacker, Lands Knockout Blow: “I’m thankful the clown who threw his White Claw had a noodle for an arm”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) fired back at the thug who attacked him at the Houston Astros victory parade and landed a knockout blow. Houston law enforcement arrested Joseph Arcidiacono, 33, and charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The Houston Police Department said in a statement:  “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. Nearby HPD officers arrested the male without further incident,” the statement continued.

“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.”

Enter Ted Cruz who said:

“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.”

According to ABC:

A judge set Arcidiacono’s bond at $40,000, but the public defender wanted it to be $100, arguing that she questions the charge since she doesn’t believe the cans meet the requirements of being considered a deadly weapon.

She cited a 2003 Texas criminal appeals case that required a deadly weapon object have more than a hypothetical capability of causing death or serious bodily injury. 

The attorney said that Arcidiacono was standing about 20 feet away from Cruz and that the officer’s statements in the case don’t meet those requirements.