The officer who was hailed a hero for his actions during the siege on Capitol Hill escorted Kamala Harris to the inauguration today. As a mob ran up the stairs inside the building close to the entrance of the Senate chambers, Eugene Goodman led rioters the other way all by himself. His name was read over the loudspeaker along with all the other dignitaries as he arrived at the ceremony as well.
Resounding applause for the entrance of Eugene Goodman, the Capitol Police officer who led rioters away from the Senate chamber during the Capitol assault two weeks ago. He is escorting Vice Pres.-elect Kamala Harris at the inaugural ceremony. https://t.co/uHC59FCV2w pic.twitter.com/WHiF1wc0cN
— ABC News (@ABC) January 20, 2021
Officer Eugene Goodman is escorting Kamala Harris today. You may remember his brave heroics during the January 6th insurrection.pic.twitter.com/MRHrUbOHh6
— The Recount (@therecount) January 20, 2021
Goodman has received a promotion for his actions. He is now acting deputy House sergeant at arms. And there is a push by several members of Congress to award Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal.
Eugene Goodman, the Capitol police officer who deterred rioters away from the Senate chamber on Jan. 6, is escorting Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at #Inauguration2021. pic.twitter.com/QhUa37rDEP
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 20, 2021