Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has announced he will be joining Trump’s team.
Confirmed in an exclusive interview on my show, @SheriffClarke will leave his position as Milwaukee County Sheriff for a position at DHS.
— Vicki McKenna (@VickiMcKenna) May 17, 2017
— Badger Pundit (@BadgerPundit) May 17, 2017
He will be an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security. A perfect fit if you ask us!
Clarke said in an interview that he will be working in the Office of Partnership and Engagement as a liaison to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. He will be leaving his current job next month, though a date has not been released.
“I’m both honored and humbled to be appointed to this position,” he said.
DHS spokeswoman Jenny Burke said in a statement that “such senior positions are announced by the Department when made official by the Secretary. No such announcement with regard to the Office of Public Engagement has been made.”
Craig Peterson, a Clarke spokesman, said the sheriff would not comment further and that “he felt the need to tell folks he had accepted the position so the governor could get the ball rolling” on appointing a replacement.
It wasn’t immediately clear what power, if any, Clarke’s new assignment would give him on immigration enforcement.
During the Tuesday’s radio interview, Clarke said he would act as a liaison between DHS Secretary John Kelly and state and local government officials, including mayors and law enforcement, as well as people in the private sector.
Are you excited Clarke is joining the team?
It’s time for strong people like the Sheriff to step up and start turning this country around!