Scott Brown, a former U.S. senator from Massachusetts, took up a new post as ambassador to New Zealand two weeks ago, becoming one of the first ambassadors tapped by President Donald Trump to begin serving.
The Associated Press asked the high-profile Republican about the support he received from across the aisle, as well as his take on Trump's tweets and the Russia investigation. The interview has been edited.
Q: Why New Zealand?
Brown: Well, I had the choice of any country in the world, and this was my No. 1 choice. The main reason is because of what is happening in this part of the world. You can see what's happening with China and its expansionism; North...