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WATCH: Officer Eugene Goodman seen diverting Sen. Mitt Romney from pro-Trump mob in security footage

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Del. Stacey Plaskett, D-Virgin Islands, spoke Feb. 10 as House Democrats made their case for why the Senate should convict former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting insurrection during the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump was impeached by the House in January, while he was still in office.

Plaskett showed security footage of Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, who directed Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, to safety as he was running from a pro-Trump mob that had breached the Capitol on Jan. 6. Romney turned the other way after seeing Goodman, likely avoiding a crowd of rioters.

She later showed footage of Goodman diverting the rioters from the Senate Chamber to a group of officers waiting down the hall. Plaskett said that as Vice President Pence was being evacuated, rioters started to spread throughout the Capitol. “The mob was looking for Vice President Pence because of his patriotism … because the vice president had refused to do what the president demanded, and overturn the election results.”

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