New video shows Romney running to safety as rioters breach security

House Democrats on Wednesday introduced a chilling new video at former President TrumpDonald TrumpChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report Kim says North Korea needs to be 'prepared' for 'confrontation' with US Ex-Colorado GOP chair accused of stealing more than 0K from pro-Trump PAC MORE’s impeachment trial showing Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman redirecting Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) in the halls of the Senate to protect him from the mob storming the Capitol. 

Democrat Stacey PlaskettStacey PlaskettPlaskett slams GOP rep for saying Black Lives Matter 'doesn't like the old-fashioned family' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Ahead: One-shot vax, easing restrictions, fiscal help Plaskett makes history for Virgin Islands after role in impeachment MORE, a delegate from the Virgin Islands, narrated the never-before-seen footage.

In the video, Romney can be seen striding toward the Senate chamber. Goodman is running toward him and can be seen shouting orders at him as he passes, causing Romney to quickly turn around and run for safety. 


“Officer Goodman passes Sen. Mitt Romney and directs him to turn around in order to get to safety,” Plaskett said.

“On the first floor, just beneath them, the mob had already started to search for the Senate chamber. Officer Goodman made his way down to the first floor where he encountered the same insurrectionists we just saw breach the Capitol,” she said.

A bipartisan bill has been introduced into the Senate to award Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal for his actions during the riots. 

Romney subsequently had a conversation with Goodman. 

“I expressed my appreciation to him for coming to my aid. Getting me back into the path of safety,” Romney said.

Romney said that he was on his way to workspace he has in the Capitol after being alerted that rioters were in the building, but that Goodman directed him to go back to the chamber.


A separate, public video that went viral on social media on the day of the insurrection shows Goodman distracting the rioters to redirect them away from lawmakers who were scrambling for safety as the Capitol was attacked.

Plaskett, who is one of the House Democratic impeachment managers, introduced new footage to underscore how lawmakers and former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceThe Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? Nikki Haley warns Republicans on China: 'If they take Taiwan, it's all over' The Hill's Morning Report - Dems to go-it-alone on infrastructure as bipartisan plan falters MORE were in danger during the siege. 

The new video shows rioters stalking the hallways in search of Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiYoung Turks founder on Democratic establishment: 'They lie nonstop' Hillicon Valley: Senate unanimously confirms Chris Inglis as first White House cyber czar | Scrutiny mounts on Microsoft's surveillance technology | Senators unveil bill to crack down on cyber criminals 'It's still a BFD': Democrats applaud ruling upholding ObamaCare MORE (D-Calif.) with taunting calls of “Nancy, oh Nancy” as they streamed into the building.

The new footage also includes images of Pence escaping out the back of the Senate chamber shortly before Trump tweeted that he and his supporters had been let down by Pence. 

Plaskett also played audio of desperate Capitol Police officers calling in to headquarters and pleading for backup.

“Multiple law enforcement injuries … we need some reinforcements up here now!” officers can be heard saying.

Jordain Carney contributed. Updated at 8:11 p.m.