Mitt Romney receives 'Profile in Courage' award for voting to convict Trump in 2020 impeachment

Utah senator 'appreciative' and 'humbled' by award.
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Mitt Romney in January 2018
Mitt Romney in January 2018
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Utah Sen. Mitt Romney this week received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, a designation the Republican was granted due to his vote to convict then-President Donald Trump during Trump's early 2020 impeachment trial.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Memorial announced the award on its website, hailing Romney for his "consistent and courageous defense of democracy" and for being "the first Senator to have ever voted to convict a President of his own party."

On his Twitter account, Romney said he was "humbled by the Kennedy family's recognition."

"But I see courage every week from my colleagues in the Senate," he said, "many of whom make tough decisions to do what they believe is right even though it may be politically unpopular."