Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has withdrawn his name from consideration for an assistant secretary position at the Department of Homeland Security, an adviser to Clarke confirmed to Washington Post on Saturday, June 17th.
It is not clear how Clarke will continue to serve Trump now, but the pair met Tuesday to discuss other roles, the Washington Post reports.
Now he can add a job withdrawal merit badge to that ridiculous uniform he wears.
Clarke who gained fame as a vocal supporter of Trump during the presidential campaign is a controversial figure in his own right.
DHS never actually acknowledged the appointment, but the paper says Clarke was supposed to start the new position at the end of the month - until unspecified "delays" got in the way.
Sheriff Clarke, who once claimed that the Islamic State and Black Lives Matter activists were forming an alliance to destroy America, notified John F. Kelly, the homeland security secretary, of his decision on Friday, according to an adviser.
Chris Abele, the Milwaukee County executive, said in a statement at the time, "The appointment of Sheriff Clarke to a position meant to build partnership and engagement is not a decision made by someone interested in partnership or engagement". A job which definitely existed and he was 100 percent going to take. The job would have been based out of the DHS Office of Partnership and Engagement.
Peterson told the newspaper that Clarke still plans to help the Trump administration in some capacity, whether inside or outside of the federal government. Four deaths in a jail, yeah, OK, there were four deaths in a jail, not connected in any way. Thomas died from dehydration after he went without water for seven days because of blunders by jail staff.
Also, county auditors were looking into allegations of waste and fraud involving Clarke for his handling of an incident at Mitchell International Airport after his run-in with a 24-year-old Riverwest man on a Milwaukee flight earlier this year.