Brownback on nomination from Trump: "I am honored to serve such - KCTV5

Brownback on nomination from Trump: "I am honored to serve such an important issue"

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TOPEKA, KS (KCTV) -

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been nominated for the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom for the Department of State.

Brownback must be confirmed by the Senate to take over the position. 

"Religious Freedom is the first freedom," Brownback tweeted. "The choice of what you do with your own soul. I am honored to serve such an important cause."

If he does get approved by the U.S. Senate, Kansas Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer will take the reigns in Kansas. 

Brownback, the 46th governor of the state of Kansas, was originally elected in 2010. He served over six years in the position.

Before being elected as governor, Brownback served as the Secretary of the Kansas Board of Agriculture, a representative in the United States House of Representatives and as a senator in the United States Senate.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCTV5 News for more. 

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