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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:03 AM

Three House members introduce bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to a Capitol Police officer who

Washington Post
By Felicia Sonmez and Rebecca Tan

Three House members Thursday introduced a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Eugene Goodman, the Capitol Police officer who faced down a mob of mostly White rioters and lured them away from the Senate chamber during last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

The House members — Reps. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.) and Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) — said in a statement Thursday that Goodman “valiantly put himself in harm’s way, luring a violent mob away from an unguarded entrance to the Senate chambers, protecting Senators, staff, and reporters inside.”

One of the lawmakers noted that Goodman’s actions and quick thinking likely prevented even greater horror from taking place at the Capitol.

“If not for the quick, decisive, and heroic actions from Officer Goodman, the tragedy of last week’s insurrection could have multiplied in magnitude to levels never before seen in American history,” Cleaver said in a statement. “With this prestigious award, we can show our gratitude to Officer Goodman for saving countless lives and defending our democracy.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/14/trump-impeachment-biden-transition-live-updates/

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Reply Three House members introduce bill to award Congressional Gold Medal to a Capitol Police officer who (Original post)
Wicked Blue Thursday OP
demmiblue Thursday #1
exboyfil Thursday #7
potatoslayer Thursday #8
Cozmo Thursday #36
flibbitygiblets Thursday #38
Cha Friday #39
MaryMagdaline Thursday #2
still_one Thursday #3
exboyfil Thursday #9
still_one Thursday #10
exboyfil Thursday #11
NQCowboy68 Thursday #4
exboyfil Thursday #5
UpInArms Thursday #6
radius777 Thursday #12
elleng Thursday #22
angrychair Thursday #31
Thekaspervote Thursday #13
hlthe2b Thursday #14
Cracklin Charlie Thursday #15
mjvpi Thursday #16
iluvtennis Thursday #17
Heartstrings Thursday #18
Bernardo de La Paz Thursday #19
ananda Thursday #20
elleng Thursday #21
Guy Whitey Corngood Thursday #23
matt819 Thursday #24
FakeNoose Thursday #32
robleb Thursday #25
PatrickforO Thursday #26
BobTheSubgenius Thursday #27
yellowcanine Thursday #28
AlexSFCA Thursday #29
EndlessWire Thursday #30
AwakeAtLast Thursday #33
Wicked Blue Thursday #37
weissmam Thursday #34
SunSeeker Thursday #35

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:06 AM

1. K&R

I also hope Biden gives him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:10 AM

7. Make a new medal

Civilian Medal of Valor

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:12 AM

8. I just want it to be someone worthy...

instead of cheapening the MOF to give to political allies and talk radio hosts.

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Response to potatoslayer (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:33 PM

36. Totally agree tRump has sullied the meaning of these medals

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Response to Cozmo (Reply #36)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:50 PM

38. Yes, but getting a MoF from a twice-impeached MoFo is really the ultimate "asterisk" /nt

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Response to Cozmo (Reply #36)

Fri Jan 15, 2021, 12:47 AM

39. We Can Take It BACK!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:07 AM

2. Great idea!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:07 AM

3. Yes, and I most of those officers need to be acknowledged for what they were up against, and the

bravery to stand their ground against insurmountable odds


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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:12 AM

9. I am praying that Trump doesn't grab that opportunity out the door

All the brave officers like the ones who were first overrun at the barricade and the ones holding the line at the entrance (including the poor officer who died) should receive medals in a big White House ceremony.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:14 AM

10. I suspect they wouldn't want to accept it from the person who instigated the whole thing

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Response to still_one (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:15 AM

11. There is that

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:08 AM

4. Watch this to see if any Repugs vote against it

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:08 AM

5. This medal is at the same level as the Presidential Medal of Freedom

You know the one Limbaugh, Nunes, and Jordan also received. Basically the ones who contribute to him having to take such heroic action.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:09 AM

6. And, they should also award whoever stopped the mob at the door ...

Those two people should be remembered as the ones who saved our country.

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:16 AM

12. +1. That shot which killed the MAGA girl

is the one that saved everyone still on the House floor, as the mob retreated once that happened.

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Response to radius777 (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:56 AM

22. Yes

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:07 PM

31. To be honest

The ID of that person should never be made public.
I would genuinely fear for their life if their name becomes public

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:19 AM

13. Agree..Kudos to Eugene Goodman!!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:27 AM

14. Nancy Mace trying desperately to cover for her lying, Trump insurrection-supporting ass

I'm glad the other two are pushing for this award, however.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:28 AM

15. Thank you, Bro. Cleaver.

That’s my representative doing the right thing!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:30 AM

16. But, but, but how many Super Bowl rings does he have?

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:30 AM

17. Excellent news. nt

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:30 AM

18. Yes!

He’s a hero!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:32 AM

19. Well earned. . . . nt

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:38 AM

20. He deserves it.

True gold.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:55 AM

21. Nice.

Sadly, the officer has asked that his name not be used publicly, due to concern for his family's safety.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:57 AM

23. Charlie Crist has grown on me. nt

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:01 PM

24. That's great

But the real shame is that not more capitol police officers behaved in the same way. Some were actually co-conspirators, others ran away or looked the other way.

Clear out the infiltrators and the cowards and rebuild this force from the ground up.

Put Stacy Abrams in charge. Actually, put Stacy Abrams in charge of everything. I'd feel a lot better.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:15 PM

32. Yes the complicit cops need to be outed and fired

The supervisor has already resigned I believe. It's time to clean house. There's been a huge problem of racism as well as pro-Chumpy behavior that cannot continue.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:18 PM

25. Bravo!

Yes, let's HONOR the heroes as well as prosecute the criminals and traitors.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:25 PM

26. I absolutely support that.

This guy is a total hero.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:45 PM

27. I thought exactly the same thing as I saw the video.

I told my wife in the moment that his "stand" would be one of the iconic moments of this period, let alone this incident. His baton seemed pitifully inadequate, didn't it? He made it adequate, but I wish they had been better armed.

Someone should provide an image of Mr. Goodman's heroism so we can share it far and wide. At the time, I thought he was fighting a rearguard action while his compadres led Congressional people away. In that moment, I didn't realize he was alone.

How many people could stand that strong, all by themselves?

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:48 PM

28. Biden should give him the Presidential Medal of Freedom his first week in office.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:52 PM

29. what about a medal for the officer who died

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 12:59 PM

30. I agree. n/t

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:17 PM

33. A postumous medal is appropriate! n/t

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 03:23 PM

37. YES! nt

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:20 PM

34. with out a doubt

he deserves it for sure

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 01:29 PM

35. Well deserved. Give that man a raise while you're at it. nt

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