An Adviser to Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clark confirmed Saturday that the Sheriff has withdrawn his name from consideration for an assistant secretary position at the Department of Homeland Security, according to The Washington Post.
“Late Friday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. formally notified Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly that he had rescinded his acceptance of the agency’s offer to join DHS as an assistant secretary,” said Craig Peterson, an adviser to Clarke. “Sheriff Clarke is 100 percent committed to the success of President Trump and believes his skills could be better utilized to promote the president’s agenda in a more aggressive role.”
It was expected for Clarke to begin his role at DHS at the end of this month, but that’s not the plan anymore. According to a close person to the administration, multiple delays in getting Clarke to start his role at DHS ultimately caused him to withdraw.
According to Peterson, Trump and Clarke met on Tuesday night in Wisconsin. The two of them talked about other roles in which Clarke could support the president.
“The sheriff is reviewing options inside and outside of government,” Peterson said. “Sheriff Clarke told Secretary Kelly he is very appreciative of the tremendous opportunity the secretary was offering, and expressed his support for the secretary and the agency.”