It was first reported several months ago that Kansas governor and supply-side truther Sam Brownback would be handed a ticket out of town by the Trump regime and last night he finally got his wish.
Brownback has been nominated to serve as "ambassador for religious freedom," whateverthehell that means.
If Brownback is successfully confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the new position will draw his time as governor to a close and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer will become governor.
Brownback has been among the most unpopular governors in the country and his departure could mark a sea change for Kansas. He has been increasingly at odds with a state Legislature that is more moderate, culminating in the rollback of his signature tax policy in June to close a budget shortfall. [...]
Clay Barker, the executive director of the Kansas Republican Party, said that while Brownback was controversial, he was a “very consequential governor.”
Yeah. He was certainly consequential, and the consequences were not good.
That's actually a pretty slick burn by his fellow Republican.
I feel like Browmback should be responsible for cleaning up the mess he made in Kansas before he leaves, but on the other hand he's shown no signs that he's willing to do so.
The state legislature did reinstate the taxes that Brownback eliminated, tax cuts that plunged the state into a bottomless fiscal hole, but doing so required overriding Brownback's veto. Brownback was never going to cooperate so it may be best for everyone that he's leaving.