Police officer Eugene Goodman escorted vice president-elect Kamala Harris to the inauguration. He was welcomed with applause by the audience members.
Days ago, the Capitol police officer Goodman was in the news for risking his life to protect members of Congress when a mob of angry Trump supporters stormed the building on January 6th.
Goodman was alone guarding the Senate chamber.
As shown in video footage captured, Goodman caught the attention of an angry mob of Trump supporters and directed them away from the Senate chamber, saving several people including VP Mike Pence.
Here’s the scary moment when protesters initially got into the building from the first floor and made their way outside Senate chamber. pic.twitter.com/CfVIBsgywK— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021
The mob was chanting death threats to both VP Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Goodman's brave deed earned him a promotion and he is now acting deputy Senate Sergeant at Arms.
Goodman was an Army veteran. And several congressional members want to award him for his actions with a Congressional Gold Medal, including by Republicans.