Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke rescinds acceptance of Homeland Security post

Clarke’s assistant told Washington Post on Saturday that the bombastic Milwaukee sheriff has told DHS Secretary John Kelly that he’s withdrawing himself from consideration to become an assistant secretary in the Office of Partnership and Engagement.”He just feels like looking for a role that’s a little more aggressive to communicate President Trump’s agenda”, Craig Peterson, a spokesman for Clarke said.U.S. President Donald Trump with first lady Melania and their son Barron walk out from the White House in Washington, U.S., before their departure to Camp David, June 17, 2017.Clarke is a highly-vocal President Trump supporter and a regular guest on Fox News. 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 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”.His decision to decline the offer of the appointment to DHS comes a almost a month after Clarke “ordered his deputies to detain a passenger who spoke to him in a “threatening manner” on a flight from Dallas”.Clarke provided footnotes for the sources of the thesis, titled ‘Making US security and privacy rights compatible, ‘ the story by CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski said.The cowboy hat-wearing sheriff found national notoriety during the presidential campaign for dismissing the Black Lives Matter movement as “anarchy”.Clarke has also faced longtime criticism over the conditions at the Milwaukee County Jail, which he oversees.