Plain Dealer: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown interrupts his speech at swearing in to share news of the birth of his grandson, Leo Sherrod Brown-McDonald

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Plain Dealer: U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown interrupts his speech at swearing in to share news of the birth of his grandson, Leo Sherrod Brown-McDonald

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown rose to address the 200 or so supporters gathered for a reception after his second-term swearing in Thursday when he let them know he was waiting for word on the impending birth of his second grandson.

Daughter Elizabeth interrupted as she approached her dad with cell phone in hand: “Dad, Emily had her baby!”

Brown grabbed the phone expecting to see a photograph. Instead, it was daughter Emily Brown on the line from New Haven, Ct., where she lives with her husband, Matthew McDonald. She’s on break from law school at Yale.

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