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.
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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Oregon First State to Offer Non-Gender Driver's Licenses
And then it got personal: At public hearings in Eugene and Portland in early May, 71 people spoke in favor of adding the "X". Basic Rights Oregon is the state's largest nonprofit lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocacy group.