MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has rescinded an offer to join the Department of Homeland Security as an assistant secretary.
Clarke notified Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly of this Late Friday night, according to Sheriff Clarke's adviser, Craig Peterson.
Peterson issued the following statement to TODAY'S TMJ4 Saturday evening:
"Late Friday Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, Jr. formally notified Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, that he had rescinded his acceptance of the agency’s offer to join DHS as an assistant secretary,” Peterson said in a written statement to TODAY'S TMJ4. "Sheriff Clarke is 100% 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."
Peterson says Sheriff Clarke met with President Trump last Tuesday and discussed other roles where the Sheriff could be of greater assistance to the President, and the Country. Peterson adds that Clarke is reviewing options inside and outside of government.
Sheriff Clarke told Secretary Kelly he is very appreciative of the tremendous opportunity the Secretary was offering, and expressed his support for the Secretary and the agency, Peterson added.
Clarke was reportedly asked to join the administration about a month ago. He made the announcement on a talk radio show in Milwaukee on May 17 saying that he would be joining DHS.
Since election day, Clarke’s name has been floated for a number of possible positions, including FBI director after James Comey was fired.
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