Mace co-sponsors bill to award Congressional medal for officer who diverted rioters

Mace co-sponsors bill to award Congressional medal for officer who diverted rioters
A still from video taken by Huffington Post Political Reporter Igor Bobic shows Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman being pursued by a mob of rioters in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Goodman is being credited with luring the mob away from the U.S. House chamber. (Source: Igor Bobic/Huffington Post via CNN)

WASHINGTON (WCSC) - First District Congresswoman Nany Mace and two other House members are calling for an honor for a U.S. Capitol officer.

Mace, Rep. Charlie Crist of Florida; and Rep. Emanuel Clever of Missouri; want Officer Eugene Goodman to receive the Congressional Gold Medal for his quick thinking during the Capitol riot.

“When Officer Eugen Goodman was the only thing standing between members of Congress and the mob, he selflessly redirected their fury on himself so [House members] could escape,” Mace said in a Twitter post.

Huffington Post Political Reporter Igor Bobic posted footage of Goodman luring a crowd away from the U.S. House chamber.

The three representatives are sponsoring House Bill H.R.305 to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Goodman. The bill was introduced by Crist Wednesday.

In this still taken from Huffington Post Political Reporter Igor Bobic's video, Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman reportedly looked to his left and saw the open House chamber, and then lured a mob of rioters the other way. Goodman is being praised for potentially saving the lives of House members through his actions.
In this still taken from Huffington Post Political Reporter Igor Bobic's video, Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman reportedly looked to his left and saw the open House chamber, and then lured a mob of rioters the other way. Goodman is being praised for potentially saving the lives of House members through his actions. (Source: Igor Bobic/Huffington Post via CNN)

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