Capitol Riot Suspect Who Complained She’s Been Canceled for Taking Part in Insurrection Wants Permission to Go on Vacation in Mexico

Earlier this month, Jenny Louise Cudd was one of the dozens of people charged for

Earlier this month, Jenny Louise Cudd was one of the dozens of people charged for her role in the violent attack on the Capitol that left five people dead, having basically outed herself to law enforcement in a Facebook video in which she proclaimed, “I was here today on January 6th when the new revolution started at the Capitol.” Since then, Cudd, who claims she entered the building “completely legally” and “did not do anything to hurt anybody or destroy any property,” says her floral business has received 500 negative reviews from people clearly trying to take her down simply because she participated in a fascist insurrection. “What they’re trying to do is cancel me because I stood up for what I believe in,” she said in an interview. “And I can tell you this it’s—and it’s what I’ve told everybody—I would do it again in a heartbeat.” Clearly, things are a bit tense for Cudd right now—solely as a consequence of her own actions, of course—but she’s hoping that it’ll be just a couple of short weeks before she gets some much deserved R&R, the kind not usually afforded to people recently charged for their part in an attempted coup.

USA Today reports that Cudd’s lawyers have filed a request to leave the country from February 18–21 for a “work-related bonding retreat” in Mexico with her employees and their spouses. Yes Cudd, who was charged with entering a federal building without permission and engaging in disorderly conduct and is not allowed to travel to Washington, D.C., unless it’s for a court appearance or to meet with her lawyers or pretrial services officer, would like to leave the country for a little vacation to Mexico’s Riviera Maya because why not? She’s clearly shown remorse for her actions, and by remorse, we mean literally said in an on-camera interview that she wouldn’t hesitate to do it again.

The news of Cudd’s potential getaway follows that of Riley June Williams, who was released to home confinement after being charged with disorderly conduct with the intent to disturb a session of Congress and allegedly planned to steal Nancy Pelosi’s laptop and sell it to Russia. An affidavit includes an ITV News link in which a woman identified as Williams is seen and heard yelling “upstairs, upstairs, upstairs” and pushing people toward Pelosi’s office. (According to Williams’s lawyer, Lori Ulrich, the allegations against Williams re: Pelosi’s laptop are “overstated,” though she did not deny that her client had stormed the building, saying “it is regrettable that Ms. Williams took the president’s bait and went inside the Capitol.”)

Obviously, Williams’s and Cudd’s cases are just two of many examples of how the justice system in the U.S. works when it’s dealing with white people, hence the fact that the majority of the people who broke into the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the election were allowed to just walk out of the building of their own accord (just 14 people, out of hundreds, were arrested). “No one can tell me that if it had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol,” Joe Biden said the day after the attack. “We all know that’s true, and it is unacceptable.”

In other riot news, Trump’s lawyers formally responded Tuesday to his impeachment charges, denying he incited the mob that descended on the Capitol, and claiming that when he said, “if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore” he merely meant that people should “fight for election security in general.” Which is apparently news to his supporters! Per BuzzFeed:

“[T]oday President Trump told Us to ‘fight like hell,’” Troy Smocks, a Texas man charged with making threats, posted on Jan. 6 on Parler, quoting Trump’s speech to supporters before the insurrection, according to the government’s court filings. Smocks appeared to admit to participating in the attack on the Capitol in his posts, although he isn’t charged with that; he urged his followers to get weapons and prepare to “hunt” Democrats, tech executives, and others he considered “enemies of Our constitution,” writing, “We now have the green light.”

“[Trump] said that Our cause was a matter of national security, and that these people behind the massive fraud must be arrested and brought to justice. And that task, falls on the shoulders of We The People…. the American Patriots,” Smocks wrote, court documents say. A judge ordered him to be held in jail pending trial, citing his posts on Parler.