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Reports: Sheriff David Clarke withdraws name from DHS position

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has withdrawn his name from consideration for a position with the Department of Homeland Security in Washington D.C. as an assistant secretary, according to The Washington Post.

Craig Peterson, an adviser to Clarke confirmed to the Washington Post that, "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 formally notified Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly that he had rescinded his acceptance of the agency’s offer to join DHS as an assistant secretary," said Craig Peterson, an adviser to Clarke. "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."

Clarke has been with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office since November 2002.

Calls to the DHS and the Sheriff’s Office have not been returned.

Sheriff Clarke is now in his fourth term in Milwaukee.

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