The Division of Homeland Safety says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is not a candidate for a place within the company.
The conservative firebrand stated final month he was taking a job as an assistant secretary on the DHS. However Craig Peterson, a political adviser to Clarke, stated in a press release that the sheriff notified DHS Secretary John Kelly late Friday that he “had rescinded his acceptance of the company’s supply” to hitch DHS.
Clarke is understood for his vocal help of President Donald Trump. The robust-speaking sheriff says he “believes his expertise might be higher utilized to advertise the President’s agenda in a extra aggressive position.”
A DHS spokesman stated by e mail Sunday that Clarke is not being thought-about for a place inside DHS, although the company had by no means confirmed Clarke’s appointment.
The Washington Submit first reported on Clarke’s choice.
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