New footage of the Capitol siege released by House impeachment managers Wednesday showed United States Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman directing Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) to safety.
Because it is important: Unpublished footage shown during former President Trump’s second impeachment trial underscores the violence and heroics that were on display when Trump supporters raped the Capitol on January 6.
- Romney is one of the few Senate Republicans who did not vote to overturn the 2020 presidential election results and publicly denounced the effort.
- Goodman has been widely praised for turning the mob away from members of Congress.
What they are saying: Romney told reporters at the pool during a trial break Wednesday night that violence against police “makes your heart cry and it makes you cry.”
- When asked if the senator knew how close he was to the rioters on January 6, he said “no” and added that he hopes to thank Goodman, after learning that the officer had ordered him to turn around to avoid to the mob. .