Sheriff David Clarke reportedly won't accept position at Dept. of Homeland Security

Controversial Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has reportedly'rescinded his acceptance of a Department of Homeland Security position because he believes he can promote the president's agenda in a'more aggressive role

Controversial Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has reportedly'rescinded his acceptance of a Department of Homeland Security position because he believes he can promote the president's agenda in a'more aggressive role

The article quotes Clarke adviser Craig Peterson as saying that Clarke "rescinded his acceptance of the agency's offer to join DHS as an assistant secretary".

Also, the governor's office told us Friday it hasn't received Clarke's letter of resignation. To be fair, Clarke's claim that he was up for a DHS position came entirely from him and his own camp.

"Last Tuesday Sheriff Clarke met with President Trump and discussed other roles where the Sheriff could be of greater assistance to the President, and the Country", he continued.

Soon after Clarke's announcement, dozens of Democratic lawmakers urged Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to reject the appointment, citing concerns over the Milwaukee County Jail deaths as well as Clark's previous criticisms of the Black Lives Matter movement, which he has called a "hateful ideology".

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Clarke who gained fame as a vocal supporter of Trump during the presidential campaign is a controversial figure in his own right.

The plan had been for Clarke to begin in his new role at DHS at the end of June but according to a source close to the situation, his appointment had been subject to delays that played a part in contributing to his withdrawal.

Seven workers at the county jail he oversees are at the center of a criminal investigation into the dehydration death previous year of an inmate who prosecutors say was deprived of water as punishment. He added he is still reviewing his options, both inside and outside government.

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