- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 25, 2018

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday that he will resign from his position on Jan. 31 to take on a role in the Trump administration.

“I look forward to continuing in public service as the United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, a position for which I was nominated by the President in July and confirmed by the Senate yesterday,” Mr. Brownback, a Republican, said in a statement.

“Wherever my new duties may take me, my Kansas values and experience will always travel with me,” he added.

Mr. Brownback’s new role at the Office of International Religious Freedom, an office within the State Department, focuses on promoting religious freedom as part of foreign policy. He is the first Roman Catholic to serve in that role.

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