Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is this year’s recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, which has been called the Nobel Prize for public figures.
In a statement, Honorary Foundation President Caroline Kennedy called Pelosi “the most important woman in American political history.”
“So, the courage that that takes, really, I think, makes her an example and an inspiration for generations of Americans, men and women,” Kennedy added.
“Coming from Caroline, that’s an enormous compliment,” Pelosi told “Sunday Morning” correspondent Martha Teichner. “However, going with it are shoulders for other people to stand on. I’ve stood on many women’s shoulders, who have paved the way for us. And now we have to pave the way for others. So, it’s about the future.”
The foundation touted Pelosi’s ‘success’ serving as the first female House Speaker as well as her being the first female elected Speaker to non-consecutive terms in over 60 years and her 30-year political career.
Nancy Pelosi named recipient of Profile in Courage Award
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The Speaker remarked on her tenure, saying, “You have to be ready to take a punch, and you have to be ready to throw a punch. I’m in the arena. And I know that when you’re in the arena, this is what you should expect. But if you don’t have the courage, don’t get in the arena.”
Calling him her “idol,” Pelosi also fondly recalled meeting John F. Kennedy when he was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts.
“My father was the mayor of Baltimore, and there was a big dinner, black tie dinner,” Pelosi recalled, “where Senator Kennedy was going to speak. My mother, she said, ‘If you want to go in my place to the dinner, please do.’”
Barack Obama won the award in 2017 and the actual Nobel Prize in 2009, for doing absolutely nothing. Liberals have turned the Nobel Peace Prize, the Academy Awards, NFL, the Press Club Dinner, etc. into nothing more than participation awards for themselves. If anyone deserves a courage award for ‘doing the right thing despite being politically unpopular’ it would be President Trump.