Sheriff David Clarke has resigned from his position in Wisconsin, prompting a flurry of rumors that he’s preparing to take a position in the Trump administration.
There are plenty of Trump supporters who would be just fine with that.
FOX News reports:
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke resigns
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, one of the highest-profile members of law enforcement to emerge as a vocal supporter of President Trump, resigned from his position on Thursday.
County Clerk George Christenson said that he received a resignation letter from Clarke but that no reason for the move was provided.
Clarke issued a “retirement statement” to local media hours after his resignation was announced. “After almost forty years serving the great people of Milwaukee County, I have chosen to retire to pursue other opportunities,” Clarke wrote. “I will have news about my next steps in the very near future.”
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In June, Clarke announced that he had rescinded his acceptance of a post in the Office of Public Engagement for the Department of Homeland Security. However, the office had never confirmed that it offered him the job, in which he would have served as a liaison between DHS and state and local law enforcement.
Clarke, a tough-on-crime conservative Democrat, had built a following among conservatives with his provocative social media presence and for his support of President Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign.
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