More delay and obstruction from the Senate Democrats, who are dragging out the confirmation of Sam Brownback as U.S. ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom.
Catholic leaders and human rights activists are blasting Democrats for delaying the confirmation of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to a State Department post aimed at protecting the freedom of people around the world to practice the religion of their choice.
President Donald Trump nominated Brownback to become the U.S. ambassador at large for International Religious Freedom in late July, a post which is charged with promoting religious freedom and the protection of religious minorities from persecution as key objectives to U.S. foreign policy.
The Senate Foreign Relations approved his nomination in late October, and his GOP supporters in Congress hoped it would sail through the Senate by unanimous consent. Brownback previously served in the House and Senate, where he was widely respected for his congenial nature, although he often clashed with Democrats over his strong anti-abortion stances and other socially conservative views.