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Videos Show Officer Goodman Protecting Capitol
Videos of Eugene Goodman, a Capitol Police officer, defending lawmakers through the Jan. 6 riot catapulted him right into a nationwide hero.
“This security footage, you can see Officer Goodman running to respond to the initial breach. Officer Goodman passes Senator Mitt Romney, and directs him to turn around in order to get to safety. On the first floor, just beneath them, the mob had already started to search for the Senate chamber. On the left-hand side of the video, just inside the hallway, is the door to the Senate chamber. And watch how Officer Goodman provokes the rioters, and purposefully draws them away from the door to the Senate chamber and towards the other officers waiting down the hall. Vice President Pence was still in the room near the Senate chamber. It was not until 2:26 that he was evacuated to a secure location. This next security video shows that evacuation. His movements are depicted by the orange dot in our model — the red and blue dots represents the location where the mob and Officer Goodman were, and where Officer Goodman led the mob away from the chamber, just moments ago. You can see Vice President Pence and his family quickly move down the stairs. The vice president turns around briefly as he’s headed down.” [shouting] “Take a —” Officer Goodman: “Second floor. Back up. They’re in here, they’re in here.” “We’re standing here —”
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