Bowers has defended the integrity of Arizona’s 2020 elections against attacks from former President Donald Trump and his supporters./Wikipedia
BY KEVIN STONE | KTAR.com
Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers was selected to receive a JFK Profile in Courage Award for resisting efforts to overturn the state’s election results, joining Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and three others on the list of 2022 honorees, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation announced Thursday.
“I am very grateful for this honor yet cannot help but feel undeserving of it,” Bowers said in a press release from the Arizona House.
“Honoring my oath and the people’s choices at the ballot box are not heroic acts — they are the least that Arizonans should expect from the people elected to serve them.”
Bowers has defended the integrity of Arizona’s 2020 elections against attacks from former President Donald Trump and his supporters. He is running for a state Senate seat this year.
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey congratulated his fellow Republican, calling the award an “incredible honor.”
“Rusty is a man of integrity and fully deserves this distinguished award,” Ducey tweeted.