A Texas company owner charged in the January 6 riot, a federal magistrate ruled on Friday, would be permitted to visit Mexico for a “bonding retreat” with employees.
Jenny Cudd, from Midland, was fined for personal identification last month. After a pro-Trump crowd stormed it, she was recorded in the Capitol and on a Facebook video that day, she says, ‘I’ve f***ing charged the Capitol today’ and ‘Hell yes, I’m proud of my actions,’ according to a criminal complaint.
Initially, Jenny Cudd, running Becky’s Flors in Midland, lodged an application for permission to fly with her workers to the Riviera Maya from February 18th until February 21st at the US District Court for Columbia.
The lawyers of Cudd argued in the filing that the journey was linked to work and that it had no criminal record.
U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden gave a green light to Cudd today, claiming that she was neither a threat nor a flight risk for others and noticing that she had no criminal record, the Washington Post reported.
Cudd was convicted, but was freed on her own recognition, of entering a restricted building and of possessing disordered behaviour.
The former candidate for mayor went on social media and said she was part of a mob which had gone into the office of Chairman Nancy Pelosi. She claimed she had done nothing wrong to KWES later.
According to the FBI, in the Facebook video on the day of the rioting, Cudd said that “we did break down the Nancy Pelosi’s office door,” She said she “charged the Capitol today with patriots” as well, and was proud, according to a court filing.
Cudd tried to explain the remarks she made on the Facebook video in an interview with the NBC affiliate KWES of Midland. “I personally did not tear down anything, destroy anything, go into any offices,” she said. She also said, she repeatedly used the term “we”, and went always to the Rotunda.