Mr. Clarke goes to Washington?
If rumors are to be believed, former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is on his way to a job in the White House.
Clarke resigned as Sheriff of Milwaukee County, Milwaukee County Clerk George L. Christenson announced Thursday, and speculation as to his future plans began in earnest immediately.
The popular conservative figure teased his Twitter followers, telling them he’d reveal his future plans but they’ll have to wait until after Labor Day.
After nearly 40 years serving my community I’m retiring. What a ride! I will announce my future plans next week after the Labor Day holiday. pic.twitter.com/pYbv7txCEZ
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) September 1, 2017
Shortly after Clarke announced his resignation, Politico published a report that claimed he would be taking a job in the administration of President Donald Trump.
“David Clarke, the controversial outgoing sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, is expected to take a job in the Trump administration, according to two sources familiar with the matter,” it reported.
It’s the second time this year that Clarke was reported to be taking a job in the administration.
But now, against widespread White House speculation, some say he is more likely to take a job with a private group.
Getting strong pushback on idea that Sheriff Clarke joining the Trump admin. Two sources familiar deny it. Likely to join an outside group.
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) August 31, 2017
Social media was either excited, or terrified depending on who you ask, at the prospect of Clarke joining the president’s team.
— M A Nöthem (@mikandynothem) August 31, 2017
🚧@SheriffClarke resigns as Milwaukee sheriff ‼️
Will he work 4 all of us soon, with @POTUS ?
I SURE HOPE SO ‼️https://t.co/KhW7F74Aqo
— Catia🇺🇸Merica🌷 (@CB618444) August 31, 2017
BOOM! Sheriff David Clarke Set to Join the Trump Administration https://t.co/ncLAoBWqr7
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) September 1, 2017
— 💎 Gem 💎 (@GemMar333) September 1, 2017
I am so glad my family and I do not live in America! God help those millions that do with law enforcement like this
— James PINK (@JamesPINK11) September 1, 2017
Sheriff David Clarke quits. Just a younger version of Joe Arpaio. Trump has a job for him…Chief of hate squad. Clarke needs to get out.
— Scott Warriner (@scottydirect1) September 1, 2017
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