He was in the Justice Department under George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, and was a strong advocate for impeaching former President Bill Clinton. But in 2008, he became a prominent conservative Republican for Democrat Barack Obama. After Obama's election, Doug Kmiec, a devout Catholic, was appointed Ambassador to Malta, a Catholic country. When he was sworn in, he was introduced by the head of the President's Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership Program. Now, the President has accepted Kmiec's resignation, which he submitted after the State Department demanded that he stop pushing a faith-based agenda.