Inside the Capitol, the Sedition Caucus cowered from the mob. Immediately after the insurrection attempt, they carried out the rioters work by trying to overthrow the election.
The Capitol Police were outmanned and overrun. Yet many bravely held the line as best they could, evacuated the lawmakers, and kept any of them from being captured and killed. Sadly three of these officers have died, with 140 officers injured. The legislation specifically called out Goodman for his heroism, as well as honored those who died.
The House voted 413-12 to award the gold medals to Capitol Police, Metropolitan Police and other law enforcement officers who responded. Those 12 who voted against were exactly the people you would expect.
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