BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Eugene Goodman, the Capitol Police officer, that diverted the angry mob of pro-Trump supporters that stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, escorted Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration.
Goodman went viral after a video from the U.S. Capitol riots showed him distracting the rioters away from the Senate chamber and into an area with more police officers. He was alone and armed with a baton.READ MORE: New Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Site Open In Tampa
Since then Goodman got a promotion as the acting deputy Senate Sergeant at Arms.READ MORE: Animal Rescue Organizations Say Pandemic Has Changed Their Industry For The Better
Goodman, an Army veteran who is from Maryland, has been praised for his bravery during the attack, and several congressional members want to award him for his actions with a Congressional Gold Medal.MORE NEWS: Atlanta Area Women Charged With Stealing Millions Of Dollars From The Paycheck Protection Program