Milwaukee County sher­iff not join­ing DHS, af­ter all

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MILWAUKEE | The Depart­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity says Milwaukee County Sher­iff David Clarke is no longer up for a po­si­tion in the agency.

The con­ser­va­tive fire­brand said last month he was tak­ing a job as an as­sis­tant sec­re­tary at the DHS, but the agency de­clined to con­firm the ap­point­ment, say­ing it an­nounces such se­nior ap­point­ments once the DHS sec­re­tary makes them of­fi­cial.

Craig Peter­son, a po­lit­i­cal ad­viser to Sher­iff Clarke, said the sher­iff no­ti­fied DHS Sec­re­tary John Kelly late Fri­day that he “had re­scinded his ac­cep­tance of the agency’s of­fer” to join the depart­ment. The Wash­ing­ton Post first re­ported on Sher­iff Clarke’s de­ci­sion.

The tough-talk­ing Sher­iff Clarke, who is known for his so­cial me­dia pres­ence, is an out­spo­ken sup­porter of Pres­i­dent Trump.

Mr. Peter­son said Sher­iff Clarke says he “is 100 per­cent com­mit­ted” to Mr. Trump’s suc­cess and “be­lieves his skills could be bet­ter uti­lized to pro­mote the pres­i­dent’s agenda in a more ag­gres­sive role.”

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