A woman who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has asked a federal court if she can leave the country to go on a vacation to Mexico that she had planned before the violence at the Capitol building on Jan. 6, the Daily Beast reports.
In a court filing on Monday, Jenny Cudd’s attorneys said she “planned and prepaid for a weekend retreat with her employees” in Riviera Maya, Mexico, later this month and would like to be allowed to go on the trip.
Cudd, who was granted pretrial release and is from Midland, Texas, told the court that the trip is “a work-related bonding retreat for employees and their spouses.”
Cudd, who ran for mayor of Midland back in 2019, posted to her Facebook page bragging that “we” tore down the doors to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.
“Do I think that it was wrong for us to go to the Capitol? Absolutely not, Cudd said in the Facebook video. “Do I think that it was wrong for me to go through an open door and get inside of the Capitol? No I don’t. I didn’t break any laws, I didn’t do anything unlawful, and I think that’s probably why the FBI and the law enforcement have not contacted me.”
According to BuzzFeed’s Zoe Tillman, the judge has not yet made a ruling on Cudd’s motion to travel to Mexico.
[This article has been updated]
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