Sally Yates Nominated for JFK Profile in Courage Award

In the words of MAKER Hillary Clinton, "Fighting for what's right is worth it."

It seems that Sally Yates shares that sentiment. The recent Attorney General who put her job on the line for something she believed in, is now being nominated for an award honoring that action. 

The JFK Profile in Courage Award specifically tributes those "who do what is right, rather than what is expedient," according to The Huffington Post.

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.

Since then, hashtags such as #ThankYouSally, #ThankYouSallyYates have been trending, check them out below.

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