US Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman escorts Kamala Harris at inauguration
Goodman is being considered for a Congressional Gold Medal after he lured a mob away from lawmakers at the US Capitol on Jan. 6
By Suzie Ziegler
WASHINGTON — A U.S. Capitol police officer who gained fame for facing down an angry mob on Jan. 6 escorted Vice President Kamala Harris at Wednesday’s inauguration ceremonies.
According to WJLA, Officer Eugene Goodman is escorting Harris in his new role as acting deputy House sergeant at arms. Videos and pictures posted online show Goodman walking alongside Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff.
Goodman became a household name after a video of him luring rioters away from Senate chambers went viral. Lawmakers have since introduced a bill to award the officer a Congressional Gold Medal.
And there is Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, escorting VP-elect @KamalaHarris pic.twitter.com/AHOf3bKCve— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 20, 2021
Officer Eugene Goodman is escorting Kamala Harris today. You may remember his brave heroics during the January 6th insurrection.#InaugurationDay pic.twitter.com/MRHrUbOHh6— The Recount (@therecount) January 20, 2021
#EugeneGoodman got a huge roar! #Inauguration pic.twitter.com/m3J09YOQpP— Catherine Feore (@OrpheusEU) January 20, 2021