Ohio's Brown Says He Will Oppose Trump's AG Nominee
Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio says he will oppose President-Elect Trump's choice for U.S. Attorney General. Brown says in a statement Friday he met with Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions on Wednesday. He says they discussed Sessions' positions on civil rights issues and his plans for the Justice Department. The second-term senator says he has "serious concerns" about Sessions' civil rights record. He says he also pressed Sessions about the need to improve police-community relations and the need for the Justice Department to fully support the consent decree for Cleveland police reforms. Sessions was denied a federal judgeship in 1986. But the early Trump presidential campaign backer is expected to have support from Republicans controlling the Senate and its Judiciary Committee.