A bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate on Friday to award Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal for his actions during the riot that occurred Jan. 6.
The bill was introduced by Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Ben Cardin (D-Md). It seeks to gives Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal after he was credited for leading rioters away from a door to the Senate.
The Congressional Gold Medal is one of the highest awards a civilian can receive. The bill describes Goodman’s actions and how they “left an indelible mark on American history.”
Read more at The Hill.