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MAGA rioter demands trial be moved to Texas because Washington DC court would be ‘prejudiced’

MAGA rioter demands trial be moved to Texas because Washington DC court would have ‘the most politically prejudiced jury in the country’ and convict her because she has been associated with ‘white supremacy’

  • Jenny Cudd stormed the Capitol Building on January 6 and boasted about breaking down the door of Nancy Pelosi’s office
  • The Texas native has been charged with multiple criminal offenses and is set to stand trial in Washington, D.C. 
  • However, Cudd has requested she instead be tried in her home state
  • She believes residents of D.C. are ‘prejudiced’ against Trump voters and would convict her regardless of whether she or not she was guilty

A MAGA rioter who stormed the Capitol Building on January 6 says she should not be tried in Washington D.C. because its residents are ‘prejudiced’ against political conservatives.  

Jenny Cudd, 36, who hails from Midland, Texas, is requesting that her trial instead be held in her home state. 

Lawyers for Cudd – who boasted about breaking down the door of Nancy Pelosi’s office – made the demand in a new filing submitted on Thursday. 

The flower shop owner is charged with multiple criminal offenses including  corruptly obstructing an official proceeding of Congress, entering and remaining in a restricted building, and committing disorderly conduct. 

She faces more than 20 years behind bars if convicted.  

In the new filing, obtained by Reuters reporter Jan Wolfe, Cudd claims that ‘detrimental pretrial publicity and community prejudice’ will affect the jury pool in D.C., making her unable to receive a fair trial.  

‘In Washington, D.C., people have been readily ‘canceled’ for being politically conservative and for their public support of Donald Trump,’ Cudd’s lawyers wrote. 

‘The jury who would hear the facts in Washington D.C. is the most politically prejudiced jury in the entire country .

‘The D.C. venire is polluted by the city’s political culture of ‘canceling’ those associated with allegations of ‘white supremacy. 

 ‘A guilty verdict by a D.C. jury could be readily based on pretrial media affiliation of Ms. Cudd with ‘white supremacy.’

A MAGA rioter who stormed the Capitol Building on January 6 says she should not be tried in Washington D.C. because its residents are ‘prejudiced’ against political conservatives

Cudd was arrested on January 13, but denies doing anything violent or damaging property and has pleaded not guilty

Cudd was arrested on January 13, but denies doing anything violent or damaging property and has pleaded not guilty

Cudd went viral following the January 6 riot when she made a video from inside the Capitol, saying: ‘We didn’t knock down any statues, we didn’t vandalize anything – but we did break down Nancy Pelosi’s office door.’ 

She was arrested on January 13, but denies doing anything violent or damaging property and has pleaded not guilty. 

‘I went inside the Capitol completely legally and I did not do anything to hurt anybody or destroy any property,’ she told KWES-TV.

She said that she didn’t personally go into Pelosi’s office or see the breaking down of the door, but was speaking in a collective sense about people at the Capitol. 

was arrested on January 13, but denies doing anything violent or damaging property and has pleaded not guilty

was arrested on January 13, but denies doing anything violent or damaging property and has pleaded not guilty

Cudd went viral following the January 6 riot when she made a video from inside the Capitol, saying: 'We didn't knock down any statues, we didn't vandalize anything - but we did break down Nancy Pelosi's office door.'

Cudd went viral following the January 6 riot when she made a video from inside the Capitol, saying: ‘We didn’t knock down any statues, we didn’t vandalize anything – but we did break down Nancy Pelosi’s office door.’

Cudd is the owner of Becky’s Flowers – a florist in Midland with about nine employees. 

She says her business has been bombarded with online reviews calling her a terrorist and a traitor, and that she has even received death threats. 

Cudd is also a cannabis entrepreneur, with interests in two Oklahoma-based farms. 

The outspoken Texan also ran for mayor of Midland in November 2019. She came in last place. 

Current mayor Patrick Payton says he is ‘saddened’ by her involvement in the siege on January 6. 

‘It saddens me. And that’s just as far as I’m willing to comment on that. It saddens me,’ he told reporters following her arrest. 

Cudd is the owner of Becky's Flowers - a florist in Midland with about nine employees

Cudd is the owner of Becky’s Flowers – a florist in Midland with about nine employees

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