Gov. Sam Brownback said in an interview published Thursday he is pleased with what he has done as governor. President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated Brownback to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, a post that would have him advocating for religious freedom around the world. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he would resign. Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer would become governor.
TOPEKA – Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer – a plastic surgeon – may become governor at a key moment in a raging national debate over health care. The path Colyer forges on health policy in Kansas would carry consequences for hundreds of thousands of Kansans – and help determine his political fortunes. It could well define his time as governor. Colyer faces a new spotlight after President Donald Trump nominated Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday to take a diplomatic post.
If Gov. Sam Brownback resigns his position to join the Department of State, he will leave behind a state where many now see his legacy more as a scar than a triumph. He altered the state in numerous ways, large and small. On taxes, welfare, Medicaid, abortion and a host of other issues, he took Kansas in a sharply conservative direction. He became a highly-divisive figure, drawing fire from both Democrats, moderate Republicans and some conservative Republicans as well.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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