Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown not a big fan of Joe Lieberman to lead FBI

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UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 9: Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, listens as the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Democrats hold a news conference to highlight the impacts of the government shutdown on veterans on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Former senator and 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman is getting a lot of attention lately.

The one-time Democrat-turned-independent senator is being listed as one of President Donald Trump’s possible picks to lead the FBI.

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Some may think that going with Lieberman is a way for Trump to win some support across the aisle.

Well, it doesn’t sound like any of that support will come from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.

Here’s what Brown said to POLITICO:

In an interview, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) fumed about Lieberman’s efforts to undercut more generous Medicare benefits in Obamacare and his relative closeness to Trump. After a monologue on Lieberman’s faults, Brown ended by telling a reporter: “That’s all on the record.”

“Joe Lieberman has no real law enforcement credentials. Look where he works now, a Trump law firm. That tells me a lot,” Brown said, referring to the law firm where Lieberman now works that represents Trump.

Read the full POLITICO story here

Joe Lieberman. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images


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