A Trump supporter who bragged on Facebook about breaking down the doors to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) office during last week’s deadly Capitol riots has been arrested by the FBI, CBS7 reports.
FBI agents took Jenny Cudd into custody after the Midland, Texas, business owner and former mayoral candidate boasted about her involvement in the assault on social media. KOSA-TV reports.
Twitter users urged the FBI to take action against Cudd in numerous posts shared to the social platform throughout the past week.
Most referenced the Trump supporter’s boastful viral video that recounted events that took place at the Capitol.
“We did break down the, Nancy Pelosi’s office door and somebody stole her gavel and took picture sitting in the chair flipping off the camera, and that was on Fox News,” Cudd bragged in a Facebook video.
“I’m proud of everything that I was part of today and I’ll be proud of everything that I’ll be a part of at the next one, and we’ll see what happens at that,” she said of the riot. “I hope you will share this video because we know that…mainstream media isn’t going to cover it.”
BREAKING: The FBI has arrested Jenny Cudd, reports @CBS7News. She recorded a video inside the Capitol saying they didn’t vandalize anything, then said they did break down @SpeakerPelosi’s door & steal her gavel. Cudd’s a fmr. Midland, TX. mayoral candidatepic.twitter.com/jFUDoMn65V
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) January 13, 2021
CBS 7 notes that it interviewed Cudd prior to her arrest and she expressed no regret for her actions.
“Several times, Cudd told CBS7 she was proud of what she did and that she’d do it again,” the station reports. “She also said she had gotten several death threats after the riot at her florist shop, Becky’s Flowers, which is located in Midland. Plus, she said, hundreds of people had gone online and given the shop bad reviews.”
The Texas resident, a florist who ran for mayor of Midland in 2019, stormed the Capitol alongside thousands of Donald Trump’s supporters on January 6, as Congress held joint sessions to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.