Ohio lawmakers react to news Trump won't pursue charges on Clinton

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Ohio lawmakers reacted along party lines to news that President-Elect Donald Trump does not plan to move forward with investigations of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after he takes office in January.

Rep. Warren Davidson R-Troy, the newest member of the state’s congressional delegation, had a different spin on it: He seemed disappointed.

U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson, a Republican businessman and former Army Ranger from Troy. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF (Staff Writer)

“The United States is a nation governed by rule of law and no one should be above the law,” he said. “While Trump or Obama may preempt the consequences for Hillary Clinton, Congress should thoroughly understand and investigate what happened with regard to Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information and the Clinton Foundation’s pay to play scheme as well as the rigged DNC primaries. It seems laws have been broken. If they have not, Congress should make the law more clear. If Hillary Clinton broke the law, she should be prosecuted.”

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Davidson represents Ohio's 8th District which includes Butler, Clark, Miami, Preble, Darke and Mercer counties.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said he was "glad" to hear of Trump's action.

“I’m glad to see President-elect Trump is backing away from some of his divisive campaign rhetoric, but the fact is the Justice Department had already decided not to pursue charges after weighing all of the evidence. Politics has no place in a federal investigation, and it’s critical we respect the independence of the Justice Department and allow prosecutors and law enforcement to do their jobs free from political pressure.”

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, speaks at the Fuyao Glass America plant, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in Moraine. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (Washington Bureau)

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