Vice President Mike Pence is a strange combination of born-again Christian and total adoration of Donald Trump with all of his corruption and worse. Perhaps, the vice president has been charmed into following president. Perhaps, he calculated exactly what he would gain from siding with Trump. Pence wrote an op-ed piece for The Wall Street Journal that referred to President John F. Kennedy’s book Profiles in Courage saying that the book would “call for Trump’s acquittal.” Kennedy’s only grandson responded.
Pence wrote a poor defense of his boss. Axios tweeted how it all began:
‘JFK’s only grandson Jack Schlossberg tweeted that a WSJ op-ed by Mike Pence — in which the VP cited JFK’s book “Profile (sic) in Courage” to call for Trump’s acquittal — is a “total perversion of JFK’s legacy and the meaning of courage.”‘
His grandson Jack Schlossberg sent out a series of tweets:
.@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 ↓’
‘@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.’
‘.@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.’
‘I would argue instead that today, as in 1865, political courage might require a Republican Senator to risk his or her own political future by breaking lockstep from the President and agree to hear from witnesses, review the evidence, and put the national interest above their own.’
‘.@VP Pence and Congressional Republicans have also failed the test of courage. Rather than risk their career or endure personal reprisal, they excuse the President’s and others’ admitted wrongdoing and disgraceful behavior.’
Twitter world over JFK’s grandson’s comments. Take a look at how they responded below:
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