Clarke had announced last month that he had accepted an offer within the agency, but the agency never publicly announced the position, according to WisPolitics.
"Sheriff Clarke is no longer being considered for a position within DHS".
Milwaukee County Sheriff and prominent President Trump supporter David Clarke Jr. has turned down a senior role in the Department of Homeland Security - but says he'll support the president in a more "aggressive" role, according to a new report.
Clarke has been one of the most vocal black voices in supporting the white nationalist in chief.
Sheriff David Clarke Isn't Taking Homeland Security Job After All
Senator Kamala Harris of California, a Democrat who sits on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, wrote in a Twitter post: "Sheriff David Clarke's unconscionable record makes him unfit to serve".
Clarke has also faced longtime criticism over the conditions at the Milwaukee County Jail, which he oversees.
Seven workers at the county jail he oversees are at the center of a criminal investigation into the dehydration death a year ago of an inmate who prosecutors say was deprived of water as punishment. "Sheriff Clarke told Secretary Kelly he is very appreciative of the tremendous opportunity the secretary was offering, and expressed his support for the secretary and the agency".
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List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter
The gunman who opened fire on Republican congress members at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia, critically wounding Rep. He says Hodgkinson told him Trump screwed up the nation "more than anyone in the history of this country".