Police Officer Eugene Goodman Becomes Deputy Senate Sergeant At Arms After Diverting Capitol Riot
Capitol Hill police officer Eugene Goodman is now considered a national hero after diverting the January 6 insurrection. Since then, Goodman received a new position as the deputy Senate sergeant at arms.
In his new role, Goodman was able to escort Vice President Kamala Harris to the Presidential Inauguration.
Goodman was made famous after a video surfaced of him leading a mob away from the Senate chambers. The mob consisted of former President Donald Trump supporters who scaled and broke into the building.
The mob chased Goodman through the Capitol as he ran in the opposite direction of the Senate chamber doors that were left unprotected.
This act was seen as a how of heroism that saved lawmakers.
In his new role, Goodman will be the second-in-command to over 800 staffers. The office of the Sergeant at Arms serves as the executive officer of the Senate for enforcement of all rules of the Committee on Rules and Administration regulating the Senate wing of the Capitol and the Senate office buildings and has responsibility for and immediate supervision of the Senate floor, Chamber, and galleries.
The Sergeant at Arms can also compel the attendance of an absent senator when ordered to do so by the Senate.