Mitt Romney Wins ‘JFK Profile in Courage Award’ for Voting to Impeach Trump
'Senator Romney’s courageous stand was historic'
RINO Mitt Romney has won the 2021 John F. Kennedy Presidential Library’s Profile in Courage Award for his vote to impeach President Donald Trump.
Romney was the only Republican who voted in favor of convicting Trump.
The JFK Library said:
“The 2021 Profile in Courage Award goes to Senator Mitt Romney for his vote to convict President Donald J. Trump in 2020, and his consistent and courageous defense of democracy."
“As the first Senator to have ever voted to convict a President of his own party, Senator Romney’s courageous stand was historic."
"Despite facing unrelenting criticism and public antagonism following this vote, along with threats to his physical safety and demands that he be censured or expelled from the Republican party, Romney has continued to courageously defend the fundamental principles of democratic governance.”
The JFK Library Foundation announced that U.S. @SenatorRomney (R-UT) will receive the John F. Kennedy #ProfileinCourage Award for his historic vote in the 2020 presidential impeachment trial, and his consistent and courageous defense of democracy.— JFK Library (@JFKLibrary) March 26, 2021
“Senator Romney’s commitment to our Constitution makes him a worthy successor to the Senators who inspired my father to write Profiles in Courage,” said former Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.
“He reminds us that our Democracy depends on the courage, conscience and character of our elected officials.”
The award is named after former President John F. Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1957 book “Profiles in Courage."
Recipients of the award are often Democrats.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received the award in 2019
Former President Barack Obama won in 2017
Late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) won in 2001.
Earlier this year, Romney claimed it was constitutional to continue with the impeachment against President Trump despite the fact he's left office.
Pelosi praised Romney for voting to convict Trump in the Senate impeachment trial earlier this year.
"Yesterday the Senate acted — the first time in history — that a senator has voted against his own president in a decision regarding impeachment."
“God bless him for his courage," Pelosi said at the time.