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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

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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.