Eugene Goodman, officer who led rioters away from the Capitol, receives the highest honor in Congress
The senate Eugene Goodman was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Friday for his actions as a Capitol Police officer during the January 6th violent breach of the U.S. Capitol.
Goodman, who currently serves as the Senate’s deputy sergeant, was hailed as a hero after leading the violent crowd of rioters out of the Senate Chamber after the storming of the building. Majority Leader of the Senate Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) suggested awarding the medal, a rare honor and the highest civilian medal that congress may award the former president at the end of a second impeachment hearing Donald Trump.
“In the weeks following the January 6th attacks, the world learned of the incredible, incredible bravery of Officer Goodman on that fateful day,” said Schumer. “In this…