County Sheriff David Clarke said the new job at America First Action “gives me the chance to do what I love most — promote President Trump’s agenda, including his fierce support for the American law enforcement officer.”
Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who resigned last week, is joining a leading pro-Trump political action committee, The Hill reports. America First Action praised the former sheriff’s career in law enforcement in announcing his new role as its senior advisor and spokesman. “David Clarke is an American patriot, and we are very proud to welcome him to America First,” said the group’s president, Brian Walsh. In May, Clarke said he had accepted a job in the Department of Homeland Security but reportedly retracted his acceptance of the position in June.
Clarke said the new job “gives me the chance to do what I love most — promote President Trump’s agenda, including his fierce support for the American law enforcement officer, and ensure that the will of the American people who got President Trump elected is not derailed by the left or the self-serving Washington establishment.” Clarke has faced criticism for a series of deaths in the Milwaukee jail he oversaw, as well as allegations of plagiarism. Clarke was an outspoken supporter of Trump as a candidate, including speaking last summer at the Republican National Convention.