Sheriff Clarke Just Joined the Trump Administration

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: May 17, 2017 3:45 PM
Sheriff Clarke Just Joined the Trump Administration

UPDATE: Well, this story just got a little weirder. The Department of Homeland Security's Twitter account tweeted that there had not yet been any short of announcement about Sheriff Clarke's purported position.

Stay tuned... -Christine

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has just accepted a role in the Department of Homeland Security.

"I'm both honored and humbled to be a appointed to this position," Clarke told a Wisconsin radio station Wednesday.

Clarke, a frequent Fox News contributor, has been branded a conservative hero for his comments on race, particularly his criticism for the Black Lives Matter movement, and his advocacy for gun rights. He was one of few African-American speakers to endorse Donald Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Before confirming his DHS role, Clarke was rumored as a potential candidate to replace James Comey as the director of the FBI. He is expected to start at the DHS in June.