Police Officer Who Faced MAGA Mob Escorted Kamala Harris At Inauguration
Written by Black Voices on January 20, 2021
A police officer who fended off rioters through the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot discovered himself in a a lot totally different place this week, escorting incoming Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration ceremony.
Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman on Wednesday met Harris and President Joe Biden upon their arrival on the East Entrance of the Capitol. Moments into the ceremony, he was launched earlier than Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff entered the inauguration stage on the West Entrance.
Goodman, who additionally served as an infantryman in Iraq, escorted Harris as a part of his new position as appearing deputy Senate sergeant-at-arms.
Social media responded to the second with nice enthusiasm.
Goodman rose to nationwide prominence after a Jan. 6 video shot by HuffPost reporter Igor Bobic confirmed him main a violent mob away from the Senate chamber.
In doing so, the officer gave lawmakers time to evacuate to a safe location, doubtlessly saving lives.
To this point, Goodman has not spoken publicly concerning the occasions of Jan. 6. Nonetheless, his actions have earned him widespread reward.
He’s now being thought-about for a Congressional Gold Medal, which is the best civilian award Congress can bestow. Earlier recipients embrace Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela.
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