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New Footage of Deadly Capitol Riots Out- Narrow Escape of Pence from Trump Mob & Goodman's Heroic Actions to Save Mitt Romney on Scene


House impeachment managers have released new security footage from deadly US Capitol riots of 6 January. Impeachment managers prosecuting former president Donald Trump in his Senate impeachment trial compiled a video timeline using surveillance footage from inside the Capitol building and other videos to recreate the assault, as a joint session of Congress presided over by Mr Pence convened to formally count the results of the 2020 presidential election on 6 January.

The footage clearly showing former Vice President Mike Pence and his family evacuating the US Senate chamber from an adjoining office, after an angry mob screamed 'hang Mike Pence', in another video officer Goodman also can be seen directing Senator Mitt Romney to safety as he ran to respond to a breach. 

Republican and Trump critic Mitt Romney told reporters during a break in the trial on Wednesday night that he was not aware that Officer Goodman was the officer who directed him to safety, nor was he aware how close he was to the rioters.

"It tears at your heart and brings tears to your eyes," he said of the footage screened inside the chamber. "That was overwhelmingly distressing."

His son Matt Romney thanked the officer in a post on Twitter.

In another video clip shows Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman leading a mob away from the chamber doors.

Once inside, they screamed: "Where are they counting the votes?”

In another video, Officer Goodman says: “Don’t do it. Don’t do it.”

"You know how close you were to the mob," Congressman Eric Swalwell told Senators, who are acting as jurors in the former president's second impeachment trial. "You were just 58 steps away.

The footage also showing that officer Goodman, who was also on duty at the Capitol on Wednesday steering away from the chamber doors, a mob including at least one person carrying a baseball bat, while others carried flagpoles, broke through windows on the Senate side of the Capitol. 

According to video footage from that day, Pence was removed from the Senate at 2:14 p.m. after rioters had broken into the Capitol, meaning that when Trump lashed out at Pence at 2:24 p.m.

“Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution,” Trump wrote in his tweet.

Videos shown by Democratic House members presenting their impeachment case document that rioters were aware of Trump’s tweet. Some had erected a gallows outside the Capitol. Others roamed the halls, chanting, “Hang Mike Pence.”

All but six Republican senators voted Tuesday to dismiss the impeachment case as “unconstitutional” because Trump is no longer in office. Should Trump be convicted with a two-thirds supermajority, a simple majority vote would prevent him from ever seeking federal office again.

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