Wow! Did you see this coming?
Sheriff David Clarke is just about as admired by Americans as Sheriff Joe. He stands for liberty and the rule of law. When Trump tapped him for a position in DHS, everyone was surprised when he declined. Now he’s “retiring” from his position as Milwaukee Sheriff.
Why? Well, maybe he’s got bigger plans.
Clarke’s resignation, which comes more than a year before his fourth term as sheriff is scheduled to expire, will take effect at midnight, Milwaukee County Clerk George L. Christenson told The Washington Post.
It remains unclear why the sheriff is leaving his job, a move he’s characterized as his retirement. A longtime adviser, Craig Peterson, told The Post that Clarke is unlikely to make any public comments until next week. Asked if the lifelong Milwaukee resident who has served as sheriff since 2002 is considering a potential geographic relocation, Peterson would say only, “Anything’s a potential.”
Maybe the Trump administration isn’t finished finding a place for him.
According to a person close to Clarke, he is likely to join an outside group that supports the president’s agenda. An announcement is likely as early as next week. A second person familiar with the matter said that Clarke was not expected to join the Trump administration. Both persons spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.
Here’s his simple resignation letter:
— Shaun Gallagher (@ShaunGalNews) August 31, 2017
Something tells me we haven’t seen the last of David Clarke.