Capitol rioter asks judge permission to get married in Peru
Troy Williams wants to travel to South America for two weeks at the end of this month.
One of the men who participated in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 asked the judge for permission to travel to Peru to get married.
According to CNN, Troy Williams told a judge on Tuesday (Feb. 9) that his fiancé lived in Peru and he had already purchased a plane ticket to travel to the South American country at the end of this month for their wedding. The motion said Williams’ trip would last for two weeks. “Mr. Williams understands that he must abide by all of the terms and conditions set by Pretrial Services concerning his travel,” the motion adds.
Williams is currently facing four misdemeanor charges related to the Capitol breaching, including disorderly conduct, entering a restricted building and unlawful picketing. He was released after this arrest and his potential trip to Peru is in accordance with the conditions of his release.
On Jan. 6, Williams attended Donald Trump’s speech, which incited the violent riots. He then followed the angry mob towards the Capitol. He told authorities that he entered the government building at least two times and said gave in to the “herd mentality” of the pro-Trump rioters. However, he insists that he didn’t do “anything wrong or inciteful. We were a part of something, there’s cops here, they tried to stop us, they are not letting us in, but not fighting us.”
Williams isn’t the only Capitol rioter who asked for permission to leave the country. On Feb. 1, Louise Cudd asked a federal judge for permission to go on a “work-related bonding retreat” in Mexico.
After the insurrection, Cudd was charged with two misdemeanor offenses, including engaging in disorderly conduct and entering a federal building without permission. The woman admitted to “charging” the Capitol with other Trump supporters in a Facebook video, which was obtained by the FBI. In the video, she said she was “proud” of the deadly Capitol attack and would “absolutely do it again.”
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