A long-time Trump supporter and hero to law-and-order conservatives, Sheriff David Clarke has agreed to join the Trump Administration by accepting a position at the Department of Homeland Security.
Fans of President Trump are going to be happy about this this latest appointment…
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
It’s not made official yet, but news outlets are already reporting on it, so that’s a good sign it’s a done deal.
More from The Los Angeles Times:
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who built a following among conservatives with his provocative social media presence and strong support of Donald Trump, said Wednesday that he has taken a job as an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security.
The tough-talking, cowboy hat-wearing firebrand said in an interview with WISN-AM talk radio host Vicki McKenna that he will work in the Office of Partnership and Engagement as a liaison to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. He will start in June.
For those who are (still?) unfamiliar with Clarke, his credentials for why he would be a good fit speak for themselves:
Clarke first rose to prominence in 2013, when he ran an ad calling on Milwaukee residents to arm themselves in case they were the target of a crime.
“You have a duty to protect yourself and your family,” Clarke said.
Clarke then found himself to be the target of ads from gun-grabbing Michael Bloomberg during his re-election campaign, which Clarke won, proceeding to become a favorite of National Rifle Association and a frequent Fox News guest, as his blunt law-and-order rhetoric resonated with various members on the Right.
Welcome to the team Sheriff David Clarke!