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Ex-Texas mayoral candidate arrested for rioting at US Capitol



An ex-mayoral candidate from Texas who broke into the US Capitol building, then bragged about tearing down Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office door has been arrested.

Jenny Cudd, of Midland, Texas, was taken into custody Wednesday by the FBI, CBS 7 reported.

After the deadly siege last Wednesday, Cudd posted a video on Facebook laughing about her involvement and boasting that she and other “patriots” stormed the Capitol, “[broke] down Nancy Pelosi’s office door” and “stole her gavel.”

She described the mob of pro-President Trump rioters as a “bunch of red-blooded American patriots that actually give a s–t about our country and keeping it.”

Cudd — whose Facebook page has since been shut down — previously told CBS 7 she had no regrets about breaking into the building.

“Do I think that it was wrong for us to go to the Capitol? Absolutely not. Do I think that it was wrong for me to go through an open door and get inside of the Capitol? No, I don’t,” she said.

“I didn’t break any laws, I didn’t do anything unlawful, and I think that’s probably why the FBI and the law enforcement have not contacted me.”

Cudd ran for mayor of Midland in 2019 and lost to Patrick Payton, according to the Midland Reporter-Telegram.

It wasn’t immediately clear what she was charged with Wednesday.

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