Capitol rioter from Texas asks court for permission to vacation in Mexico while on pretrial release

A woman charged in connection with the Capitol riot still wants to go on her planned vacation to Mexico, but she’ll need permission first.



a group of people walking in front of a crowd: Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Jenny Cudd, left, can be seen inside the building wearing a Trump flag as a cape and holding her phone.


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Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol’s Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Jenny Cudd, left, can be seen inside the building wearing a Trump flag as a cape and holding her phone.


Florist and former Midland mayoral candidate Jenny Cudd entered the U.S. Capitol with the pro-Trump mob that breached the building on Jan. 6, boasting in a Facebook live stream afterward, “We did break down Nancy Pelosi’s door and somebody stole her gavel.”

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On Monday, lawyers for Cudd filed a motion to travel, asking a judge to grant her permission to leave the country for a prepaid vacation to Riviera Maya, Mexico later this month.

“This is a work-related bonding retreat for employees and their spouses,” attorney Farheena Siddiqui wrote in the motion. “Ms. Cudd has appeared at her scheduled court appearance, remains in constant contact with her attorney, and has remained in contact with pretrial probation, as ordered.”

Cudd is on pretrial release after she was arrested and charged with entering and remaining on restricted grounds and disorderly conduct or violent entry on Jan. 13. She needs the court’s permission to travel outside of Texas.

The federal magistrate’s office has not yet granted permission and would not confirm when a ruling could come, USA Today’s Jayme Deerwester reports. The motion notes that prosecutors are aware of and take “no position” to Cudd’s request.

Cudd admitted to breaching the Capitol multiple times on her social media accounts. Cudd streamed to her Facebook page from a hotel after the riot, telling viewers, “F— yes, I am proud of my actions. I f—— charged the Capitol today with patriots today.”

She defended her actions in a Jan. 8 interview with local ABC affiliate NewsWest9, saying she didn’t personally enter Pelosi’s office or destroy anything in the Capitol. She claimed she used “we” to refer to “we the patriots.”

“I’ve told everybody this: I would do it again in a heartbeat because I did not break any laws,” Cudd said.

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