Senator Mitt Romney To Receive JFK Foundation 'Profile In Courage' Award  


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is honoring U.S. Senator Mitt Romney of Utah with an award for his decision to vote to impeach former President Donald Trump in 2020.

The Boston-based nonprofit created the annual "John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award" in 1989 as a way to honor contribution to public service and celebrate the former president's May 29th birthday. It is presented to politicians they describe as having "made courageous decisions of conscience without regard for the personal or professional consequences."

“Senator Romney ‘s commitment to our Constitution makes him a worthy successor to the senators who inspired my father to write Profiles in Courage. He reminds us that our Democracy depends on the courage, conscience and character of our elected officials,” Foundation Honorary President Caroline Kennedy said.

Romney was the sole Republican senator to vote to convict Trump during his first impeachment trial in 2020. The former governor of Massachusetts responded to the award announcement on Friday by thanking the foundation on Twitter.

The award will be presented through a virtual ceremony in May of 2021 by Kennedy and her son, Jack Sclossberg.

“Senator Romney proves that politics can still be a noble profession, that country comes before party. He stands out as a profile in courage that my generation can look to and learn from,” Schlossberg said.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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