JFK Library Gives Gretchen Whitmer 'Profile in Courage' Award for Coronavirus Response

JFK Library Gives Gretchen Whitmer 'Profile in Courage' Award for Coronavirus Response


The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation gave Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) its “Profile in Courage” award for her response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Whitmer’s office announced she would be joining six others in receiving the accolade.

“It is my honor to accept this prestigious award on behalf of every Michigander who stepped up to help their family and community through the COVID-19 pandemic,” Whitmer, who recently traveled to Florida before telling others to stay home, said in a news release.

“I am humbled by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and the Kennedy Family for their recognition,” the vice chair of the Democratic National Committee said.

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Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and her son, Jack Schlossberg, will present the awards during a virtual ceremony airing May 26.

Kennedy claimed Whitmer put her own life “at risk to keep others safe.”

Via Whitmer’s statement:

While her leadership earned praise from many, she also faced sustained, vocal backlash over stay-at-home

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