Sheriff David Clarke To Meet With President-Elect Trump Monday, Eyed As DHS Secretary

Posted: Nov 26, 2016 8:01 AM

There will be no new cabinet news this weekend, but there are reports that Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke is set to meet with President-elect Donald Trump on Monday. The tough on crime Clarke, who is a Democrat, is said to be in the running to head the Department of Homeland Security (via USA Today):

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is scheduled to meet Monday in New York with President-elect Donald Trump, according to news reports quoting a Trump aide.

Clarke, who runs as a Democrat, was a high-profile surrogate for Trump during the campaign. Clarke has been mentioned as a potential Trump appointee to head the Department of Homeland Security.

"The sheriff has nothing to say," Clarke's spokeswoman, Fran McLaughlin, said Friday when asked to confirm Monday's meeting.

The publication added that in an interview with conservative radio host Joe Pags, Mr. Clarke does not expect anything from this meeting since he doesn’t have an entitlement mentality; he was a staunch Trump supporter during the 2016 campaign.