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Bill introduced to award Capitol officer Congressional Gold Medal

Officer Eugene Goodman has so far been quiet on the matter

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By Suzie Ziegler

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bill introduced Thursday would honor U.S. Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman for his actions during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Goodman has been hailed a hero after a viral video showed him luring an angry mob away from the Senate chambers.

According to CNN, the bill seeks to award Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal, an accolade reserved for Americans who’ve made “distinguished achievements and contributions” to their country.

The bill’s sponsors are Reps. Nancy Mace (R-South Carolina), Charlie Crist (D-Florida) and Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Missouri).

Goodman has so far remained silent amid his newfound fame. According to CNN, Vice President Mike Pence reached out to Goodman to thank him but they weren’t able to connect. Similarly, the Associated Press reported Friday that Goodman hasn’t returned any calls, and that his colleagues and family have declined interviews.

Read the full bill here.