A woman accused of participating in the January 6 riots in the U.S. Capitol asked a federal judge for permission to leave the country on vacation later that month – and got it.
In a lawsuit on Monday, Jenny Louise Cudd’s attorneys sought the blessing of traveling to Mexico’s Riviera Maya from February 18-21 to attend a prepaid “work-related bonding retreat” with their co-workers and spouses.
Cudd, a small business owner in Midland, Texas, is currently being released in court after being charged with two offenses, including entering a federal building without permission and messing around.
The file received by the US TODAY found that Cudd had no criminal record and was in contact with her attorney and investigative officer, who had no objection to her proposed itinerary. The prosecutors took “no position” on the motion.
A U.S. judge approved the motion and ordered that their pre-trial travel restrictions be changed to allow the four-day trip.
Under the terms of her release, she will only be allowed to travel to Washington if she appears in court or meets with her lawyers or investigative officers.
Cudd was one of many that confirmed participation in the uprising on social mediaA Facebook video says, “I was here today, January 6th, when the new revolution began in the Capitol.”
The FBI said their videos and photos brought them to the Capitol during the riot.
After an inflammatory speech by then-President Donald Trump in front of the White House, rioters stormed the Capitol to prevent Vice President Mike Pence and Congress from confirming the election of the electoral college and declaring Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
She added, “This is all raw and I’ll swear. I’m so (explosively) crazy, I can’t even see clearly and my heart is breaking for my country.”
In an interview with Texas ABC partner NewsWest 9She denied any wrongdoing and said, “I went into the Capitol legally and did nothing to harm anyone or destroy property.” She also said she did not have any weapons or ammunition in the Capitol.
The viral videos generated negative attention for her florist, Becky’s Flowers.
Cudd announced to the ABC daughter that she had received “seven different death threats” and received her business 500 negative reviews on Google from across the country rather than local customers.
“So you’re trying to cancel me because I stood up for what I believe in, and I can tell you that – and I’ve told everyone – I would do it again in a heartbeat,” said Cudd.