WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio on Wednesday denounced President Donald Trump for trying to jam lame-duck nominations to financial regulation boards through the U.S. Senate, and pledged to do what he can to stop them.

Brown, the top Democrat on the Senate’s Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committee, told reporters Trump is trying to appoint as many “pro-bank, anti-consumer regulators and economists," to long, fixed terms “when they’d have no chance to be confirmed and no chance to be nominated by the new president who won the election by 5 million votes.”

“Call it sabotage by the outgoing president of the future economy,” said Brown.

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