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.