Senate awards Congressional Gold Medal to officer for ‘incredible bravery’ during Capitol riot
Jabin Botsford - Pool/Getty Images North America/TNS

WASHINGTON — The Senate took a break from Donald Trump’s contentious impeachment trial Friday to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman, who likely saved lives by tricking the far-right mob into chasing after him instead of members of Congress during last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. After the Trump legal team rested their defense at the unprecedented trial, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., took to the floor and asked for unanimous consent to approve a resolution giving Goodman the medal, the highest honor Congress can bestow on a...