A Texas woman charged in connection with the Capitol insurrection who has asked a federal judge to let her travel to Mexico for a “work-related bonding retreat” was hit with five additional criminal charges this week.
In a newly unsealed grand jury indictment, prosecutors charged Jenny Cudd of Midland, Texas, with corruptly obstructing an official proceeding of Congress; entering and remaining in a restricted building; committing disorderly or disruptive conduct in a restricted building; committing disorderly conduct in a Capitol building; and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.
Cudd, a flower shop owner and unsuccessful mayoral candidate from Midland, was first apprehended by authorities roughly one week after the January 6th riots at the United States Capitol building after she openly bragged in a Facebook video about breaking down House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) door during the insurrection.
“We did break down the, Nancy Pelosi’s office door and somebody stole her gavel and took picture sitting in the chair flipping off the camera, and that was on Fox News,” Cudd boasted in the video.
Cudd was originally charged with two misdemeanors — knowingly entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds — and was released shortly after her arrest in January.