Former Sheriff David Clarke Announces His New Job

Posted: Sep 06, 2017 7:30 AM

Former Sheriff David Clarke resigned abruptly last week without giving any explanation why or where he was headed.

Hours later he issued a “retirement statement” to local media, saying, “After almost forty years serving the great people of Milwaukee County, I have chosen to retire to pursue other opportunities.”

"I will have news about my next steps in the very near future," he added.

On Tuesday, it was announced that one of the opportunities he will take up is as a senior advisor and spokesperson for America First Action—a pro-Trump political action committee.

“David Clarke is an American patriot, and we are very proud to welcome him to America First,” the group’s president, Brian O. Walsh, said in a statement.

“Having spent a lifetime in law enforcement—protecting and serving his community and fighting for justice and the Second Amendment—Sheriff Clarke doesn’t just believe in making America safe again; he’s devoted his life to it.”

In a statement announcing his new career move, Clarke said it was an honor to join the group.

“It’s truly an honor to join the America First Action team, most importantly because we share the same values that most hard-working, law-abiding Americans do,” Clarke said.

“It gives me the chance to do what I love most—promote President Trump’s agenda, including his fierce support for the American law enforcement officer, and ensure that the will of the American people who got President Trump elected is not derailed by the left or the self-serving Washington establishment.”

There was speculation earlier this year that Clarke would take a position in the Trump administration. In May, he said he accepted a job with the Department of Homeland Security, but later withdrew his name from consideration for the assistant secretary position.