Sally Yates Nominated for JFK Profile in Courage Award
In the words of MAKER Hillary Clinton, "Fighting for what's right is worth it."
Yates, who was acting Attorney General from the Obama Administration, was fired on Monday after she instructed Justice Department lawyers to refuse Trump's executive order that bans Muslim immigrants. She wrote to him that she was "convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities, nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful."
The award is given out annually, and this nomination in particular came from Democratic California Representative, Jackie Speier, who made the announcement via Twitter.
Just told w/ Sally Yates I've nominated her 4 President Kennedy’s Profile in Courage Award 4 standing 4 the public good #ThankYouSallyYates
— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) January 31, 2017
— Women's March NYC (@WomensMarchNYC) January 31, 2017
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 31, 2017
— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) January 31, 2017
— Sallie Krawcheck (@SallieKrawcheck) January 31, 2017
— Planned Parenthood (@PPIAction) January 31, 2017
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