A woman named Jenny Cudd traveled to Washington D.C. from Texas to join the violent mob that broke into the Capitol building on Wednesday, resulting in the deaths of four rioters and once police officer.
Cudd has become a viral sensation for a video that Newsweek says she has deleted, but which has popped up all over social media. In it, she brags about her participation at the Capitol.
"I want to let you know what actually happened today," Cudd says. "When Pence betrayed us is when we decided to storm the Capitol... We didn't vandalize anything but we did, as I say that, break down Nancy Pelosi's office door and somebody stole her gavel and took a picture sitting in the chair flipping off the camera."
"Patriots got down on the floor and were sitting in the House members and the Senators chair," Cudd continues. "The government serves at the consent of the governed. Well, the governed are pissed off and the governed don't trust them."
Many people live-streamed themselves committing crimes at the Capitol on January 6th, but Cudd has attracted particular attention because it's surfaced that she ran for Mayor in Texas in 2019.
She must have lost, because she's not Mayor Cudd. People are also wondering why Cudd isn't behind bars yet:
Especially because of how easily identified she is, and the other videos of her encouraging people to take up arms:
Despite the utter chaos and violence of that day and the backlash against her video, Cudd is apparently "proud" of her participation. She told CBS7:
She'd do it again? @FBI?
The number of people who invaded the Capitol versus the number of arrests has baffled people watching the day unfold, especially when so many of them filmed themselves with no masks running through Nancy Pelosi's office. We'll see how many more arrests are made in the coming weeks—and after the inauguration.