SAN ANGELO, TX — At the July 12 meeting of the San Angelo Team Party, a woman who was arrested because of a Facebook video she made inside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC on January 6, will tell her story.
As reported by the Washington Post, the FBI said on the Facebook video, Cudd declared, “We just pushed, pushed, and pushed, and yelled go and yelled charge. We just pushed and pushed, and we got it. . . . We got up to the top of the Capitol and there was a door open and we went inside. . . . We did break down [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi’s office door and somebody stole her gavel and took a picture sitting in the chair flipping off the camera.” According to the Department of Justice, Cudd was charged with, "Obstruction of an Official Proceeding; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building; Aiding and Abetting.”
Jenny Cudd's Infamous Facebook Video That Was Used to Arrest Her
Cudd’s legal ordeal took her from a non-guilty plea a month after her January 13, 2022 arrest, in February 2021, to attempting to convince a judge for a change of venue out of Democrat-friendly Washington, DC to Republican west Texas, to finally agreeing to a plea deal where she pleaded guilty to count two, a misdemeanor (Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds).
Cudd was sentenced on March 22, 2022 to two months of probation, a $5,000 fine, and had to pay $500 in restitution.
In an interview with Newswest 9's Jonathan Polaseka a day after her sentencing, Cudd said the judge for her sentencing was impressed that a former political opponent, Midland Mayor Patrick Payton, wrote a letter to the court. In it, Payton said of his former political nemesis, “She is a woman who cares deeply about the United States of America., the freedoms of this great country.” Watch:
NewsWest 9 Report: Jenny Cudd calls last 14 months an 'eye-opening experience'
Cudd ran as an anti-establishment candidate for Midland mayor in 2019. She attracted 16 percent of the vote. Throughout her life, Cudd has been a conservative activist, steeped in activism in the Texas GOP and local Republican organizations.
Cudd is currently helping others who were indicted in the January 6 incident. Details of her work are at JennyCudd.com.
Cudd will speak in San Angelo at the monthly meeting of the San Angelo Tea Party on Tuesday, July 12 at 6 p.m. The meeting takes place at the Concho Valley Transit Annex building, 507 N. Chadbourne St. Light refreshments will be served.