Because he voted to convict Donald Trump in the first impeachment trial….
Trump is gonna have a baby on this….
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney is the recipient of this year’s John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his vote to convict former President Donald Trump during his first impeachment trial “and his consistent and courageous defense of democracy.”
“He was willing to risk his career and his popularity within his own party to do what’s right for our country and to follow his conscience and Constitution and his impeachment votes,” former Ambassador Caroline Kennedy told NBC News chief White House correspondent Peter Alexander on Friday in an exclusive interview on the “TODAY” show.
“I think his courage is an example for all of us,” she said, adding that Romney’s decision reflected the lawmakers from her father’s book, for which the award is named….
Romney of Utah is the first senator in U.S. history to vote to convict a president in his own party. Trump was acquitted of allegations that he had solicited foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election.
“I’m very appreciative of the honor, but also humbled by it,” Romney, 74, said, noting that he once ran against Ted Kennedy,Caroline Kennedy’s late uncle.
Romney’s vote created some enemies in his party, but he said he doesn’t regret his decision.