On Friday, the Senate passed legislation to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal for his actions responding to the Jan. 6 attacks at the Capitol.
The Senate passed the legislation via unanimous consent as it wrapped up the fourth day of former President Trump’s impeachment trial. The Senate gave Goodman a standing ovation when he was recognized in the chamber on Friday.
The Senate passes legislation by unanimous consent awarding Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal. pic.twitter.com/P981y1KOPz
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Goodman has been praised as a hero for leading the mob away from an immediate entrance to the Senate chamber on Jan. 6 as staffers were racing to lock down the chamber.
New video from the Senate impeachment trial also showed Goodman directing Senator Mitt Romney away from the mob on that day.