Where are the Republican leaders’ profiles in courage?

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 08:26:05 PM. Senators Corker, Flake and McCain have indicated that Trump is fundamentally unfit to be president.
Share Opinion This article first appeared on the History News Network. It doesn’t look like there will be any Profiles in Courage awards for the modern Republican Party. While a few noted Republicans, including John McCain (a former winner), Bob Corker, and Jeff Flake have taken courageous stands against President Donald Trump, most in the party seems to have capitulated to Trumpism. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now The President was recently welcomed on Capitol Hill “with two standing ovations. Actually three,” as Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) noted. How ironic coming from the man with same name as the 35th president. The Profiles in Courage awards are given to politicians who do what they think is right, even if it is politically unpopular. The award is named for the 1957 Pulitzer prize-winning book by then Senator John F. Kennedy. “The book is about eight U.S. Senators who took a vote against the wishes of their constituents and in some cases, gave up their careers for the national interest,” Kennedy noted. The award was created in 1989 by members of the Kennedy family. Past high profile Republican winners included McCain for campaign finance reform, George H.W. Bush for increasing taxes in order to reduce the budget deficit, and Gerald Ford for pardoning Richard Nixon. Donald Trump meets with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) at the U.S. Capitol for a meeting November 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. Zach Gibson/Getty Each of these actions were unpopular...Read more
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