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Cheney receives John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award

US Representative Liz Cheney

Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney will be among five recipients of this year’s Profile in Courage Awards for protecting democracy in the United States and around the world. The Kennedy family and John F. Kennedy Library Foundation have been giving out the awards since 1989 to public servants who have made courageous decisions without regard to personal or professional consequences.

Cheney is being honored after she suffered professional consequences for voting to impeach former President Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and for calling out his claims that the 2020 election was stolen. She was stripped of her leadership position as the third ranking Republican member of the U.S. House for her actions and censured by the Wyoming Republican Party.

In a statement Cheney said she was grateful to the Kennedy family for the tremendous honor and said “If we do not stand for truth, the rule of law and our Constitution, if we set aside our founding principles for the politics of the moment, the miracle of our constitutional republic will slip away.”

Cheney will be honored alongside the Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Arizona Representative Russell “Rusty” Bowers, and Wandrea “Shaye” Moss.

Bob Beck retired from Wyoming Public Media after serving as News Director of Wyoming Public Radio for 34 years. During his time as News Director WPR has won over 100 national, regional and state news awards.
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