The controversial sheriff says he will no longer take the DHS position because he wants to support the Trump agenda in a “more aggressive role,” his decision, of course, has nothing to do with the controversy regarding his plagiarism for his master’s thesis.

Controversial Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has reversed his acceptance of President Donald Trump’s nomination for a job in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), according to a Saturday report in 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 formally notified Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly that he had rescinded his acceptance of the agency’s offer to join DHS as an assistant secretary,” said Craig Peterson, a spokesman for the sheriff. “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.”

Within days of Trump’s nomination of Clarke for a position at DHS in April, allegations surfaced that Clarke had plagiarized portions of his masters thesis at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

Clarke is notorious in Milwaukee for the disproportionate size of his media presence as compared to the actual size of his role in the city’s sheriff’s department. His sole area of jurisdiction is one of the city’s jails, reported Raw Story.

However, four deaths, including a newborn baby, occurred in the jail in 2016 due to neglect and mistreatment. Clarke is also known for publicly threatening to make one of his critics “disappear.”

Fortunately, this controversy came to light before he was dug into his new position at DHS, and we will not have to deal with him at that level of power.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

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