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Hero Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman escorts Kamala Harris for inauguration

  • January 20, 2021

went viral earlier this month after a video showed him leading a pro-Trump mob away from the Senate floor during the deadly Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, potentially saving lives. 

In the viral video, Goodman pushes a member of the mob, a man wearing a black QAnon shirt later identified as Doug Jensen from Des Moines.

U.S. Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, hailed by many for his heroism during the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, participates in a the dress rehearsal for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden at the Capitol on January 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. The inauguration will take place on January 20.

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As a result, Jensen chased Goodman, who led him and the mob away from the Senate floor. The mob followed him into a group of police in a back corridor outside the Senate. Jensen was later arrested by the FBI on five federal charges. 

Legislation has been introduced to award a Congressional Gold Medal for Goodman.

Harris will be sworn in Wednesday by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and will take her oath on two Bibles. One belongs to Thurgood Marshall, who was the Supreme Court’s first Black justice and a civil rights icon. The other Bible belongs to Regina Shelton, a neighbor and nursery school operator who was like a second mother to Harris and her sister Maya growing up.

Contributing: N’dea Yancey-Bragg and John Bacon

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