Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke rescinds acceptance of Homeland Security post

Posted June 19, 2017

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.

Clarke announced on May 17th that he would resign in June so he could accept a position in President Donald Trump's administration.

"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.

Clarke's adviser Craig Peterson said the sheriff had already formally notified the Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly about his decision. Trump and Clarke reportedly met in Wisconsin on Tuesday and discussed other roles in which Clarke
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke rescinds acceptance of Homeland Security post

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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