For months, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has been shilling for President Donald Trump. All of that sucking up has paid off; Clarke has been hired for a position with the Department of Homeland Security. He’ll serve as the assistant secretary.
Clarke announced the news himself on a local radio station in Milwaukee, saying “I’m both honored and humbled to be appointed to this position, working for the Trump administration.” However, after the news came out, Homeland Security’s official Twitter account sent this tweet out:
Sr. positions are announced when made official by the Sec. No such announcement w/ regard to the Office of Public Engagement has been made.
— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) May 17, 2017
So maybe he spoke before he was supposed to?
If you’re not familiar with David Clarke and his work, he has quite the sketchy past. Here’s a collection of his greatest hits:
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 17, 2017
— Pema Levy (@pemalevy) May 17, 2017
Before long, Black Lies Matter will join forces with ISIS to being down our legal constituted republic. You heard it first here.
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) October 28, 2015
Sheriff David Clarke calls Black Lives Matter demonstrators “sub-human creeps.” pic.twitter.com/125nuT4X7Q
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) May 17, 2017
Last year, the DOJ was going to investigate Sheriff David Clarke. Now, he’s going to help run the DHS. pic.twitter.com/RdrbA4mkO0
— ACLU National (@ACLU) May 17, 2017
Welp. Guess it could be worse; Trump could have hired him to lead the FBI.