A man charged by the U.S. Justice Department for attacking the Capitol Building on Jan 6. with hundreds of others is now asking the court for permission to travel to Peru, according to court documents obtained by Business Insider.
The request comes just one week after Trump-appointed U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden approved a request from another Capitol Building rioter to take a vacation with her husband to Mexico, as Blavity previously reported.
Lawyers for Troy Williams filed motions in court on Tuesday that said he has a fiancée in Peru, and the two made plans to get married in the country this year. He already purchased his flight, and the filing says he plans to leave from his home in Kentucky to Peru on Feb. 23, eventually returning on March 10.
Williams’ lawyer, Dwight Crawley, said U.S. Pretrial Services already has a copy of his flight information.
On Feb. 1, federal authorities arrested and charged Williams with one count of aiding and abetting, one count of violent entry or disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.
In interviews with FBI officials, Williams fully admitted being in the Capitol Building during the attack. He tried to say that he had “no intentions of entering the Capitol building until everyone went inside,” and then tried to claim that he only broke into the building because of a “herd mentality,” according to Business Insider.
Williams actually admitted to entering the building twice after hearing speeches from former President Donald Trump.
“I wasn’t doing anything wrong or inciteful,” Williams told federal investigators.
“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,” he added.
His first hearing is on Thursday but unlike Jenny Cudd, he will not be facing a Trump-appointed judge. Williams’ case has been assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Cudd was given permission last week to take her husband and employees on a vacation to Mexico even though she is facing serious federal charges for breaking into the Capitol Building on Jan. 6. She has expressed no remorse for her actions and in multiple interviews said she would happily do it again.
“I was here today on Jan. 6 when the new revolution started at the Capitol,” she said.
“F**k yes, I am proud of my actions. I f**king charged the Capitol today with patriots today,” she reportedly said, according to the Daily Beast.
The Justice Department has now filed hundreds of cases related to those who stormed the Capitol Building in order to stop the certification of the 2020 election results. But they have faced backlash from the public and Congress for allowing everyone to simply walk out of the building and go home, sparking a now weeks-long saga of the FBI trying to find those who stormed the Capitol Building.
The Justice Department caused further outrage when they said they would not be charging everyone who broke into the building, and there has been considerable anger online over the allowances given to those who participated in the terror attack.
As Blavity previously reported, one woman who is accused of breaking into the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, stealing a laptop and allegedly trying to sell it to agents of the Russian government, has somehow been released on bail. This has caused outcry among many public defenders, who spoke about the dozens of cases where their clients were held for minor charges.
One man, who was seen on video carrying weapons and zip-tie handcuffs intending to take members of Congress hostage, was released ahead of his trial. Another attacker was given all-organic food in jail simply because he asked for it, even as thousands of prisoners across the country complain about the lackluster food given to them on a daily basis.
“We live in a nation where some justify George Floyd’s murder by a police officer’s vicious knee, but Jenny Cudd, who was a part of an insurrection at the nation’s Capitol, was permitted to go on vacation,” Bernice King, CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, wrote on Twitter last week.