In some respects, Sen. Marco Rubio may deviate from the President Donald Trump agenda. On many others, the former Presidential primary rivals are in sync.
The latest evidence: Rubio’s statement of support for Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to become ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.
“I applaud President Trump’s nomination of Governor Sam Brownback for ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. With ancient religious communities such as Christians and Yezidis on the verge of extinction in Iraq and Syria after the Islamic State’s campaign of genocide, and with authoritarian regimes attempting to crush dissent by harassing and imprisoning people of faith, filling this State Department post with a qualified, committed individual has never been more urgent,” Rubio stated.
Rubio added that “Governor Brownback brings years of experience and stature at a critical time when religious freedom is under assault globally. Promoting religious freedom must be a foreign policy priority—it is not only a moral imperative but it is directly tied to our national security. I look forward to working with Governor Brownback on these important issues.”
A position like this is well-timed for Brownback, whose approval rating hovers in the mid-20s, as Kansas residents have soured on his governance.