Trump names Kansas governor to Catholic advisory group

(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
(AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has named Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to an advisory council of prominent Catholics.

Brownback was among 34 people named to the council by the Trump campaign Thursday. Trump also named Brownback in August to an agricultural advisory committee.

Trump’s campaign said in a statement that the new group will provide advice and support on issues of importance to Catholics and other Christians, including U.S. Supreme Court appointments and social issues such as abortion.

The statement said the appointment of the council should be seen as an endorsement of “a range of issues and policies.”

Brownback converted to Catholicism in 2002, but even before, as a Methodist, he was a strong abortion opponent. He’s also been a vocal opponent of gay marriage.

 

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