“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.
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.”
~ Senator Marco Rubio