AN accused US Capitol rioter who bragged about being at the scene in a viral video has asked a federal judge for permission to go on a luxury trip to Mexico while on bail.
In a court filing Monday, lawyers for Jenny Louise Cudd requested to leave the US and travel to Riviera Maya for a prepaid “work-related bonding retreat” with her employees and their spouses this month.
Cudd, a florist, is eager to go on a “work-related bonding trip” to Mexico.Credit: Facebook
Trump supporters stormed the government building.
Cudd, who runs Becky’s Flowers in Midland, Texas, is on pretrial release after being charged with two misdemeanor offenses, including entering a federal building without permission and engaging in disorderly conduct.
In their motion requesting permission for the trip, Cudd’s attorney’s said that her pretrial service officer had no objection to her proposed travel plan, and that prosecutors took “no position”.
Prior to the alleged offense, Ms Cudd planned and prepaid for a weekend retreat with her employees,” her attorneys stated in their court filing.
Cudd has been charged in connection with the US Capitol riot.Credit: United States District Court
She is currently on bail.Credit: United States District Court
One of the conditions of Cudd’s pretrial release was that she not travel outside the continental United States without court approval.
The filing noted that Cudd has no prior criminal history and has remained in contact with her attorney and pretrial service officer, who had no objection to her proposed travel plan.
USA Today previously reported in error that a US magistrate had approved the travel request, but no such order appears in the online docket, and the newspaper issued a correction saying that the travel request had not been granted as of Wednesday.
Cudd, a resident of Midland, was one of the thousands of Trump supporters who allegedly took part in the deadly riot at the US Capitol in an effort to halt the certification of Joe Biden as president.
Jenny Cudd recorded the riot and shared it on Facebook Live before it was taken down
Cudd bragged about being at the scene while wearing a Trump flag in a Facebook live video saying: “I want to let you know what actually happened today. When Pence betrayed us is when we decided to storm the Capitol…”
“We didn’t vandalize anything but we did, as I say that, break down Nancy Pelosi’s office door and somebody stole her gavel and took a picture sitting in the chair flipping off the camera.”
Texas florist Jenny Louise Cudd pre-planned an upcoming trip to Mexico with colleagues, according to a court filing.Credit: Facebook
Trump supporters scaled the US Capitol, broke inside, and wrecked the property of Congress leaders.
The acting US Attorney warned that ‘anyone that had a role and, if the evidence fits the elements of the crime, they’re going to be charged’Credit: AP:Associated Press
Authorities are searching for all parties involved in the insurrection at Capitol HillCredit: AP:Associated Press
The video received over three million views on the platform before it was deleted.
Cudd also mentioned in the clip that “patriots got down on the floor and were sitting in the House members and the Senators chair.”
“The government serves at the consent of the governed. Well the governed are pissed off and the governed don’t trust them.”
Cudd was originally arrested on January 13, after photos showed her inside the Capitol and her social posts suggested that she was involved in breaking down the door to Pelosi‘s office.
Cudd, left, leaves the federal courthouse in Midland, Texas on January 13, 2021.Credit: AP:Associated Press
Cudd later said that she didn’t enter Pelosi’s office or witness the breaking down of the door, but was speaking in a collective sense about people at the Capitol.
Her attorney, Don Flanary, said that the misdemeanor charges reflected that.
“She’s basically just been charged with being there,” he told CBS.
“She did not break into Nancy Pelosi’s office. She didn’t go anywhere inside or near it.
“We’re pretty confident that the cameras will show she was only in the public portions of the Capitol.”
At least five people died in connection with the US Capitol riot.
Cudd said she ‘would do it again’ and ‘wear a gas mask next time’ in regards to storming into the CapitolCredit: AP:Associated Press
In an interview with CBS7, Cudd said she would do it all again.
“I’m proud of everything that I was part of today and I’ll be proud of everything that I’ll be a part of at the next one and we’ll see what happens at that,” she said.
“I hope you will share this video because we know that…. mainstream media isn’t going to cover it.
“I’d do it again, and I’d have a gas mask next time.”