Scott P. Brown

AP Interview: Scott Brown, US ambassador to New Zealand

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...