Ah! Kinda bummed out about this one. Sheriff David Clarke had accepted a job from the Department of Homeland Security but has decided to turn it down.
He believes he’ll be of more help in an outside-the-DHS capacity after delays slowed him getting the job, which sources state was part of the reason he decided to move on.
We wish him luck. He would have been a heck of a catch for the department!
Clarke is a vocal Trump supporter and has been Sheriff since March of 2002.
Here he is in an interview discussing the position at the time he had accepted it.
As Written By Todd Beamon for Newsmax:
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has withdrawn his name for an assistant secretary position at the Department of Homeland Security, according to news reports Saturday.
Clarke, 60, who said he had accepted the post last month, told Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on Friday that he was withdrawing from the position, Craig Peterson, one of Clarke’s advisers, told The Washington Post.
“Sheriff Clarke is 100 percent committed to the success of President Trump and believes his skills could be better utilized to promote the president’s agenda in a more aggressive role,” Peterson said in a statement Saturday.
“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,” he added.
Though Clarke said he was joining DHS last month, no formal position had been offered – and he was still serving as Milwaukee sheriff on Friday, The……
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Reports: Sheriff David Clarke Withdraws From DHS Post