CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s Democratic senator says he will oppose Donald Trump’s choice for U.S. attorney general.
Sherrod Brown of Cleveland says in a statement Friday that he met with Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, 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.