BUMMER: Sheriff David Clarke Withdraws From DHS Position

He would have been perfect for the job. Actually, he would have been perfect for the top spot. The entire country is wondering where he’ll go now and why is he turning down this great job.

Dennis Michael Lynch had this:

One of the toughest talking law enforcement officials in the U.S., Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, has withdrawn his name from consideration for the role of deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security.

According to the Washington Post, a representative of Clarke’s told the paper that the sheriff had officially notified Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly he had rescinded his acceptance.

Business Insider has this added info:

“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.”

It would  seem there are bumps along the way in his confirmation for the job.

… The news comes just weeks after Clarke was embroiled in a plagiarism controversy, after CNN’s KFile reported that he had failed to properly cite sources in at least 47 parts of his master’s thesis.

Clarke has also faced longtime criticism over the conditions at the Milwaukee County Jail, which he oversees. Since April 2016, one newborn baby and three inmates have died at the jail, and prosecutors have alleged that one of the deaths was caused by dehydration after jail staff cut off water access to his cell.

Clarke’s job offer at the DHS was never publicly announced by the Trump administration, but Clarke had announced on a Wisconsin radio station in May that he accepted the post. He told WISN host Vicki McKenna he would work as a “liaison with the state, local, and tribal law enforcement” in the Office of Partnership and Engagement.

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