(National Sentinel)Â Executive Branch: Noted Trump backer Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee County said Wednesday he will be taking a job with the Department of Homeland Security.
â€œI will be leaving the position of sheriff to accept an appointment as assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security,â€ Clarke said during an interview with WISN radio host Vicki McKenna, as reported byÂ The Daily Caller.
â€œIâ€™m both honored and humbled to be a appointed to this position by [DHS Sec. John Kelly] working for the Trump administration.â€
Clarke, a conservative Democrat who early on backed President Donald J. Trump, will be anÂ assistant secretaryÂ at the agencyâ€™s office of partnership and programs, which teams upÂ with state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.
Clarke’s tough-on-crime approach and his willingness, as an African American, to take on the Black Lives Matter movement, has made him a champion among Trump supporters.
â€œIâ€™m almost overwhelmed just with the thought of it, but at the same time I never shy away from a challenge,â€ he said.
DHS would not confirm that Clarke had been offered the slot, citing protocol that the secretary will make such announcements when appropriate.
The Daily Caller said Clarke is to start his new position in June.