Senate to award Capitol officer Eugene Goodman Congressional Gold Medal

The Capitol Police officer who led a crowd of insurrectionists away from the Senate floor during the deadly pro-Trump riot last month is set to receive the Congressional Gold Medal. 

theGRIO previously reported, Officer Eugene Goodman was chased by a mob of pro-Trump rioters during the Jan. 6 Stop the Steal event. Video footage showed him baiting a single man in front of the angry group by pushing him in the chest. That man — Doug Jensen, who has since been arrested and charged in Iowa — and those behind him followed Goodman up another flight of stairs away from the unguarded door to the Senate chambers. 

Moments earlier, former VP Mike Pence had been at its podium certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. He was rushed out before the insurrectionists entered. 


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