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Legislators Unveil Bill to Award Capitol Police Officer Congressional Gold Medal

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Legislators Unveil Bill to Award Capitol Police Officer Congressional Gold Medal

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The U.S. Capitol Police officer who was spotted leading protesters who stormed the building on Jan. 6 away from lawmakers deserves a Congressional Gold Medal, according to a bill introduced Thursday. Reps. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), and Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), who introduced the bill, said Eugene Goodman deserves the medal “for his bravery and quick thinking during last week’s insurrection at the United States Capitol.” Crist called Goodman “a hero,” saying he “was the only thing standing between the mob and the United States Senate.” Cleaver said if not for the officer’s actions, “the tragedy of last week’s insurrection could have multiplied in magnitude to levels never before seen in American history.” “The actions of Officer Goodman were heroic and represent the best of law enforcement,” Mace added. “When he was the only thing standing between Members of Congress and the violent mob, he quickly and selflessly redirected their …

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