CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - President Donald Trump declared the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice.
Kavanaugh previously served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and once worked as a clerk to the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Ohio's legislators had differing opinions on the potential replacement.
Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown expressed concern towards the nominee.
Republican Senator Rob Portman supports the nomination.
Candidates running for seats in Ohio's government are also weighing in.
Jim Renacci, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, applauds the president's selection.
Rich Cordray, a Democratic hopeful for governor, is opposed to the president's announcement.
Kavanaugh is expected to visit Capitol Hill to begin meeting with legislators.