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Several lawmakers have put forward legislation to award Capitol Police officer and Army veteran Eugene Goodman one of the highest civilian awards in the US for his actions during the assault on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob last Wednesday.

The bipartisan bill introduced by Florida Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist, Missouri Democrat Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, and South Carolina Republican Rep. Nancy Mace calls for Goodman to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.

During the riots on Jan. 6, the Black officer cleverly and singlehandedly lured a mob of predominately white Trump supporters away from the Senate chambers, which were still being secured. The scene was caught on video.

Here’s the scary moment when protesters initially got into the building from the first floor and made their way outside Senate chamber.

— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021

In the video, Goodman pauses and looks toward the Senate floor before leading the rioters the other direction with what looked like a retreat but was actually a ruse to get them to think their intended target was elsewhere in the building.

“It was the smartest thing that he could have ever done,” one of Goodman’s colleagues told The Washington Post …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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