Brownback renominated for position in Trump administration

Posted at 3:37 PM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-08 18:18:10-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's nomination for an ambassador's post was resubmitted to the U.S. Senate Monday.

Brownback was first nominated by President Donald Trump last July to become ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom but the nomination was opposed by Democrats and LGBT groups.

He is one of dozens of officials who were renominated by the president on Monday because they were not confirmed by the Senate after Democrats refused to allow their nominations to roll over into the new year.

It is not clear when a vote on Brownback's nomination will occur.