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.@VP Mike Pence’s recent piece in the @WSJ, “A Partisan Impeachment, a Profile in Courage,” is a total perversion of JFK's legacy and the meaning of courage. As Kennedy's grandson, and a member of the Profiles in Courage Award Committee, I took special interest. THREAD Jack Schlossberg
As reported by The Hill:
Pence’s op-ed in The Wall Street Journal specifically cited former Sen. Edmund Ross (R-Kan.), who broke with Republicans in 1865 to vote for then-President Andrew Johnson’s acquittal. The vice president, citing Ross, wrote, "The question naturally arises: Who, among the Senate Democrats, will stand up to the passions of their party this time? Who will stand up against 'legislative mob rule' and for the rule of law? Who will be the 2020 Profile in Courage?"
Schlossberg responded that Pence “is right to celebrate Ross, a public servant who, foreseeing his own defeated, nonetheless summoned the courage to vote his conscience, and put the national interest above his own. But let’s not be confused. @realDonaldTrump was impeached because he did the exact opposite -- he put his own interests ahead of our country’s national security and, in the process, broke federal law.”
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