Utah Senator Romney awarded for courage
BOSTON, Massachusetts — Utah Senator Mitt Romney received the Profile In Courage award yesterday from the JFK Library for his vote to impeach former President Trump in 2020. The J.F.K. Library‘s description of the award is that it’s given to public officials “whose actions demonstrate the qualities of politically courageous leadership.”
“What I’ve found throughout life is doing those things which you know are right, which respond to the promptings of your conscience, allows you to have a greater degree of happiness and satisfaction than if you just do things to try and get ahead. Whether or not you get ahead is not entirely up to you, but whether or not you live by your conscience is up to you,” Romney said in an interview with NBC.
During Trump’s the first impeachment trial last year, Romney became the first senator from his own party to ever vote to convict a president.
He tweeted, “I’m humbled by the Kennedy family’s recognition today. But I see courage every week from my colleagues in the Senate, many of whom make tough decisions to do what they believe is right even though it may be politically unpopular.”
Past winners include former President Barack Obama, former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, former President George H.W. Bush and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.