A woman who is accused of participating in the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th asked a federal judge for permission to leave the country so she can enjoy a vacation in Mexico later this month.
According to USA Today, lawyers for the woman, Jenny Louise Cudd, requested the court’s blessing so that their client could travel to Mexico’s Riviera Maya from Feb. 18-21 to attend a prepaid “work-related bonding retreat” with her employees and their spouses.
Cudd, who owns a small business in Midland, Texas, is currently on pretrial release after being charged with two misdemeanor offenses, including disorderly conduct and entering a federal building without permission.
Under the conditions of her release, Cudd is not supposed to travel out of the state of Texas. She’s only allowed to go to Washington for a court appearance or a meeting with her attorneys or pretrial services officer. A judge must approve international travel.
In Monday’s court filing, her lawyer noted that Cudd has no prior criminal history and has remained in contact with them and the pretrial service officer, who gave no objection to her proposed travel plan. The prosecution also took “no position” on the request, leading many on Twitter to call out the blatant effects of Cudd’s “white privilege” as a trending topic.
If I was to storm the capitol in an attempted coup, I would be dead. Not only does white privilege allow these people to still be breathing, the systems designed by and for white supremacy are ultimately empowering them to do it again — or worse. https://t.co/WCbBR9mdX6
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) February 3, 2021
Not only is this white privilege, is the specific and dangerous privilege white women possess–the knowledge that, because we are valued by white men as a resource, we also know we will be protected from consequences by them https://t.co/e0YZpZUglV
— Elle M. (they/them) (@ellle_em) February 3, 2021
This is some insurrectionist, white privilege bullshit.
SHE TRIED TO OVERTHROW AN ELECTION
I can't with these fuckers. I hope she spends a year or two behind bars, but we all know she won't.
Our system is broken. Period. https://t.co/fkgQWDi4mP
— Steely Jan (@Woman_on_Pause) February 3, 2021
Disgusting Judge who let this white woman go on vacation despite being charged of breaking in the Capitol is a classic example of White Privilege. https://t.co/C7yKSsHwX9
— G (@gabbisoncarts) February 3, 2021