Editor’s note: A U.S. magistrate has yet to decide on granting Jenny Louise Cudd permission to travel to Mexico for a “work-related bonding retreat.” A previous version of this article reported the Capitol rioter’s request had been approved, based on incorrect information from USA Today.
You might have burst out laughing this week at the sheer audacity of the Capitol rioter who asked a federal court to let her go ahead and enjoy a Mexican vacation she booked prior to the Jan. 6 insurrection. On Monday, lawyers for Jenny Louise Cudd asked for the court’s blessing for her to leave the U.S. and travel to Mexico’s Riviera Maya for a “work-related bonding retreat” that she had already paid for.
A report from USA Today early Wednesday said a U.S. magistrate had approved the request and ordered that her pretrial travel restrictions be changed to allow for the trip. However, USA Today has since updated its report, correcting that the judge had not yet made a decision and “couldn’t say when a ruling might come.” Cudd is on pretrial release after being charged with misdemeanor offenses related to the Jan. 6 riot. She published a Facebook video after the riot in which she boasted about breaking down the door of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and declared: “Fuck yes, I am proud of my actions.”