"I spent much of yesterday wrestling with the right thing to do when President Trump visits Dayton today. I decided I have a responsibility to Ohioans to use this opportunity to look the president in the eye and urge him to do the right thing," Brown said in a statement. 
 
He added that he plans to use the face-to-face with Trump to urge him to stop using "racist hate speech" and to support Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act if the president is serious about combating mental health issues. 
 
"I will ask him to call Majority Leader McConnell and tell McConnell to bring the Senate back to vote on gun safety, and to promise the American people he will sign it into law," Brown added in the statement, which he tweeted on Wednesday ahead of Trump's visit. 
Trump is traveling on Wednesday to Dayton and El Paso, Texas — the scenes of last weekend's mass shootings. 
 
The shootings have sparked a national debate about what, if any, action Congress will take. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellAre Democrats turning Trump-like? House Democrat calls for gun control: Cities can ban plastic straws but 'we can't ban assault weapons?' Churches are arming and training congregants in response to mass shootings: report MORE (R-Ky.) is under fierce pressure from Democrats and advocates to bring the Senate back into session to work on legislation; he's given no hint that he'll do so. 
 
Brown initially said during an interview on Tuesday that he would not meet with Trump during the president's trip to Dayton. 
 
“I will not be there with him. I don’t have any interest because of what he’s done on this, total unwillingness to address the issue of guns, his racist rhetoric,” Brown told Sirius XM host Joe Madison.