'Remand her to custody': Internet outraged Capitol rioter asks judge to approve Mexico vacation
A federal judge is facing backlash on Twitter over a proposed order submitted for the approval of a Capitol rioter's vacation to Mexico despite the criminal charges she is facing.
Jenny Cudd previously requested to leave the United States to vacation in Mexico, according to USA Today. Given her participation in the deadly insurrection on the U.S. Capitol, the request, alone, has sparked outrage although a U.S. magistrate has not yet decided whether to approve or deny her request. Initially, reports suggested that the judge had already approved the request which set Twitter ablaze.
For many, Cudd's presumed preferential treatment coincided with problems many argue still exist in America. Twitter users sounded off with their concerns about the handling of Cudd's case. Bernice King, daughter of iconic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., also tweeted her assessment of Cudd's request.
"We live in a nation where some justify George Floyd's murder by a police officer's vicious knee, but Jenny Cudd, who was a part of an insurrection at the nation's Capitol, was permitted to go on vacation."
We live in a nation where some justify George Floyd’s murder by a police officer’s vicious knee, but Jenny Cudd, wh… https://t.co/43hH1hPDFf— Be A King (@Be A King)1612328545.0
Shannon Watts also shared footage of Cudd's previous remarks where she showed no remorse or regret for her action. "A woman arrested for breaching the Capitol during the riots and who said, "I would do it again in a heartbeat because I did not break any laws," is being allowed by a judge to take a break from insurrection to go on a Mexican vacation...," Watt tweeted.
Others insisted Cudd should be placed on the no-fly list instead of being allowed to travel outside of the country.
@ZoeTillman #JennyCudd should be on a no-fly list and have to stay in the country. #SeditionHasConsequences #CapitolRiots— why_i_march 🇺🇸 (@why_i_march 🇺🇸)1612320736.0
@DrJasonJohnson This is absolutely #Unbelievable. I am disgusted and disheartened that this is where we are. Her ch… https://t.co/zasGvKHFOo— renesees (@renesees)1612326197.0
More outraged Twitter users are also calling for Cudd to be remanded into custody. Another tweet read, "The domestic terrorist who stole Nancy Pelosi's gavel actually asked the court to leave the country for a 'bonding trip.' We have bonding here. Remand her to custody."
In the wake of Cudd's arrest, she has received a total of seven death threats. Her business has also suffered as she has been given more than 500 negative Google reviews. But despite the backlash she has faced, Cudd insists she would "do it again in a heartbeat."
According to The Daily Beast, as of Wednesday, Feb. 3, a judge has not yet approved Cudd's trip to Mexico despite the previous incorrect information published by USA Today.
Editor's note: This article and headline have been updated to reflect the fact that the court has not yet approved Cudd's trip request.
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