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Accused Capitol Rioter Who Admitted To Breaching Nancy Pelosi’s Office Seeks Permission To Attend Retreat In Mexico

“We the patriots did storm the U.S. Capitol,” Jenny Cudd exclaimed in a live-streamed Facebook video on Jan. 6. “Yes, I would absolutely do it again.” 

By Dorian Geiger
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A Texas woman who live-streamed herself storming the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot that left five dead has made a request this week to travel to Mexico for a work retreat later this month. 

Jenny Cudd’s lawyers asked a federal judge to allow the accused woman to be able to take a prepaid "work-related bonding retreat" in Mexico’s Riviera Maya from Feb.18-21, according to court documents filed Monday, USA Today reported.

Cudd's release conditions stipulate that she is not permitted to travel outside Texas and that international travel must be approved by a judge. She’s also prohibited from traveling to Washington, D.C. unless it’s to appear in court.

No decision has yet been made, and a magistrate judge will determine whether to allow her to leave the country, The Washington Post reported. Prosecutors took “no position” on the request.

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Cudd, a Trump supporter and small business owner from Texas, live-streamed videos on Facebook of the Capitol’s siege from her cellphone on Jan. 6. According to charging documents, she was first seen snapping photos inside the Capitol’s Rotunda around 2:39 p.m. 

“I was here today on January 6 when the new revolution started at the Capitol,” she said in a live stream, an arrest affidavit obtained by Oxygen.com states. “We just pushed, pushed, and pushed, and yelled go and yelled charge. We just pushed and pushed, and … we got in.”

Cudd, who allegedly traveled to Washington D.C. to listen to former President Donald Trump's speech earlier that day regarding his false claims surrounding election fraud, admitted to breaking into Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. 

“We did break down the Nancy Pelosi’s office door and somebody stole her gavel and took a picture sitting in the chair flipping off the camera,” Cudd added.

She later said she was “proud” of herself.

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“I f--king charged the Capitol today with patriots today,” she told the camera, court documents stated. “Hell yes, I am proud of my actions...We the patriots did storm the U.S. Capitol. Yes, I would absolutely do it again.” 

Cudd was charged with entering a restricted building or grounds and disorderly conduct, according to a criminal complaint obtained by Oxygen.com.

Cudd has no prior criminal history, according to court filings. She later denied she’d broken the law.

"I went inside the Capitol completely legally, and I did not do anything to hurt anybody or destroy any property," she told KWES-TV. “She said she did not have any weapons or ammunition with her in the Capitol.”

Cudd also claimed she wasn’t in possession of firearms or ammunition during the Capitol riot. 

Five people, including Capitol police officer Bryan Sicknick, were killed during the mob-led attack. 

Dozens of suspected rioters who breached the Capitol have been arrested by the FBI in recent weeks. Prosecutors expect arrests could soon “grow into the hundreds."

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