Alleged Capitol rioter asks for permission to vacation in Mexico ahead of trial

Gino Spocchia
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<p>Video showing alleged Capitol rioter, Jenny Louise Cudd</p> (@shannonrwatt / Twitter)

Video showing alleged Capitol rioter, Jenny Louise Cudd

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One of the alleged Capitol rioters has asked a judge for permission to holiday in Mexico while awaiting trial.

The accused, Jenny Louise Cudd, made the request to continue with a planned work visit to Mexico later this month, despite awaiting trial on charges she took part in the US Capitol on 6 January.

According to court documents obtained by USA Today, the woman will not be able to travel to Washington DC, the nation’s capital, under the conditions of her release.

She asked a magistrate on Monday if she could leave the United States and holiday in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, with prosecutors taking “no position” on the request. It remains under consideration.

The holiday was described as being a prepaid "work-related bonding retreat" with employees at a small business in Midland, Texas, owned by Cudd, who has no previous criminal convictions.

Cudd, who added in online video video that she was " so ******* mad, I can't even see straight and my heart breaks for my country,” was arrested by the FBI after the agency discovered posts about the riot.

Federal prosecutors have so far arrested over 180 people for taking part in the riot, with hundreds of others remaining as suspects, CBS reported on Tuesday.

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