The same officer had already been hailed as a hero for his actions during the riots
The stunning new video unveiled in the Senate during the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump showed the moment a Capitol Police officer sprinted on Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah and turned him away from the advancing rioters.
The Senate heard arguments Wednesday to convict Trump of impeachment on charges of inciting a riot in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
The video showed Romney walking down a Capitol Hall when officer Eugene Goodman rushed to warn him to get back to safety.
« On the first floor, directly below him, the mob had already started looking for the Senate Chamber, » said Stacey Plaskett, the House delegate for the US Virgin Islands, who shared the events on video for the trial.
« Officer Goodman made his way up to the first floor and met the same insurgents we had just seen breaking through the Capitol, » she continued.
Goodman, a veteran of the Iraq war, had already been hailed as a hero for his quick thinking when he led the rioters away from the Senate chambers. Viewers added even more praise to the officer after seeing that he had also saved Romney from a likely violent confrontation with rioters.
Among them was Romney, who told a reporter he was looking for Goodman to thank him and said it was incredibly emotional and depressing to see the new footage of the riot.
Trump is unlikely to be convicted as the Constitution requires two-thirds of the Senate to impeach impeachment, and many Republicans have already vigorously protested the trial.
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