According to Politico, Clarke is being considered for the position of Department of Homeland Security Secretary. Someone "close to Trump's campaign" told the publication Clarke may be a good fit as he "has cultivated a devoted following on the right."
Clarke also spoke at the Republican National Convention in Ohio earlier this summer. He has been a frequent critic of the mainstream media, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the Washington establishment in general.
In response to the news, Sheriff Clarke released the following statement:
There has been a lot of speculation as to what a Donald Trump win might have on my future. Let me make this clear – I am the Sheriff of Milwaukee County. I will continue to be the Sheriff of Milwaukee County until I am no longer the Sheriff of Milwaukee County, at which time I won’t be the Sheriff of Milwaukee County.
Anything other than that is pure speculation. I supported Donald Trump because I believed in his leadership at a time when this country needs it most.
The Department of Homeland Security was created after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Jeh Johnson is the current secretary.