It’s hard to imagine how winning this award will help Mitt Romney with Republicans and those who support Donald Trump.
“Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is receiving a profile in courage award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation for his “historic vote” to impeach then-President Trump during his first impeachment trial last year, the foundation announced on Friday,” according to The Hill. [emphasis added]
“‘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 said in a statement. ‘He reminds us that our Democracy depends on the courage, conscience and character of our elected officials.’
“Romney was the sole Republican senator to vote to impeach Trump last February on a charge of abusing his power over the former president’s effort to press Ukraine to investigate now-President Biden and his son Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine. In doing so, Romney made history: He became the first U.S. senator to vote to convict a president of his own party on an impeachment charge… [emphasis added]
“Romney, who drew consistent ire from Trump for his vote, in a statement Friday invoked his father, who the GOP senator said ‘did what was right regardless of consequence.’
“‘I aspire to his example, though I have failed from time to time. We must subordinate our political fortunes to the causes of freedom, equal opportunity and truth, particularly as they are under assault here and abroad,’ Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, said.”
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— The Hill (@thehill) March 26, 2021