TEXAS — A Texas woman who has been charged in connection to the January 6 insurrection event at the U.S. Capitol has requested a federal court allow her to travel to Mexico.
Jenny Cudd, a small business owner from Midland, livestreamed from the Capitol during the riot in which five people were killed. She is charged with violent entry or disorderly conduct and entering a restricted building.
Cudd’s attorney has filed a motion in United States District Court for the District of Columbia requesting she be permitted to travel outside the country. The motion notes:
- Cudd is charged with misdemeanor offenses and is on pretrial release.
- Cudd has no criminal history and is a U.S. citizen.
- Cudd is an established member of her community.
- Cudd planned and paid for the trip to Riviera Maya prior to January 6. The trip, it’s stated, is a work-related “bonding retreat” for employees and their spouses.
- Cudd appeared at her court appearance and remains in contact with her attorney.
- Cudd’s pretrial services officer does not object to the trip.
According to the FBI, Cudd was part of a group that forced its way into the Capitol building.
On January 8, Cudd participated in an interview with a TV station in which she said “We walked up the steps and walked inside an open door. We the patriots did storm the U.S. Capitol. Yes, I would absolutely do it again.”
Cudd wishes to travel to Mexico February 18-21.