A Partisan Impeachment, a Profile in Courage, by Mike Pence

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As the U.S. Senate takes up a purely partisan impeachment, and the mainstream media focuses on what Republican senators may do, it may be timely to consult Kennedy’s definition of political courage and why he considered one statesman in particular worthy of admiration. 

The sixth chapter of JFK’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book tells the story of Sen. Edmund G. Ross of Kansas, who, in the view of one historian Kennedy cites, performed “the most heroic act in American history.” That deed holds important lessons for our own time. Ross won Kennedy’s esteem by defying his own party’s effort to oust a sitting president.

For the rest of the editorial, which goes into the Andrew Johnson impeachment trial as a parallel to Trump, see the Source MSN reprinted from WSJ.

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