Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) was named to receive the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Friday for being the only Republican who voted to convict former President Donald Trump in his first impeachment trial.
“The award was created by the family of the late president to honor public figures who risk their careers by embracing unpopular positions for the greater good, and is named after Kennedy’s 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, ‘Profiles in Courage,’” NBC 5 reported.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s website said Romney’s “courageous stand was historic.”
“Senator Romney’s commitment to our Constitution makes him a worthy successor to the Senators who inspired my father to write Profiles in Courage,” former Ambassador Caroline Kennedy commented.
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“He reminds us that our Democracy depends on the courage, conscience, and character of our elected officials,” she continued.
Kennedy and her son, Jack Schlossberg, will present the