A new video released Wednesday shows that Capitol police officer Eugene Goodman saved Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney from a mob of pro-Trump rioters who had already made their way inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Goodman, who is famously known for diverting rioters away from the Senate Chamber during the Capitol riot, was seen in a newly released video directing Romney away from the direction of rioters who had already made their way inside the Capitol building.
The video shows Goodman talking to Romney and pointing him in the right direction, as they run away from the rioters who were headed their way.
Never-seen footage from inside the Capitol shows the much-acclaimed Officer Goodman ushering Sen. Mitt Romney to safety. pic.twitter.com/1n0OuL9Lhp
— Natasha Korecki (@natashakorecki) February 10, 2021
The House impeachment managers released several never before seen videos of the Capitol riot, showing acts of vandalism and violence which postponed the electoral college certification process and forced members of Congress to evacuate the building.(RELATED: Army Corps Congratulates Capitol Officer ‘After Singlehandedly Holding Back Rioters From Entering The Senate Chambers’)
Goodman is an Iraq war veteran who served in the Army for four years before becoming a Capitol Hill police officer. He was called a hero by the U.S. Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps and praised by the 101st Airborne Division.