As the nation celebrates America’s historical moment inaugurating the country’s first female vice president, good news keeps rolling in—including the fact that Kamala Harris will be escorted by the Capitol Police officer who heroically diverted a mob of angry Donald Trump supporters away from the Senate chamber during the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
Eugene Goodman, a Black Capitol Police officer acting deputy Senate sergeant-at-arms will escort Harris to the platform outside the Capitol where she will be sworn in.
Goodman was photographed and filmed by HuffPost reporter Igor Bobic, whose footage quickly went viral on Twitter. Americans nationwide applauded Goodman for his quick thinking and selfless bravery that saved congresspeople during the attack on the Capitol earlier this month.
"I shudder to think what might have happened had it not been for Officer Goodman's fast thinking and commitment to his duty and his country," Rep. Charlie Crist of Florida said in a statement. "While some will remember last Wednesday for the very worst in our country, the patriotism and heroics of Officer Eugene Goodman renew my faith and remind us all what truly makes the United States great."
As a result of his heroic actions, several lawmakers from both sides of the aisle introduced legislation to award Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the highest civilian awards in the country.
Watch the incredible moment below: