Former Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Sheriff, David Clarke, is a conservative icon. Although he is a registered Democrat, Clarke has been a vocal Trump supporter since the real estate mogul’s entry into politics. Since Clarke’s resignation as Sheriff last week, the public has been speculating as to his future career plans.
Clarke has, at last, announced his new job. According to Axios, Clarke has joined America First Action Super PAC as a senior adviser and spokesman. The former Sheriff states that his new role will give him the opportunity to assist President Trump in implementing his unique agenda.
When he stepped down from the Sheriff’s Office, Clarke concluded a 15-year tenure of service as the chief law enforcement officer of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. During that time, Clarke earned a reputation for being tough-on-crime that has earned him the respect of American conservatives.
Clarke says his position at America First Action Super PAC will involve promoting Donald Trump’s agenda — an agenda that, while popular with the Republican base, has often put the President at odds with the GOP’s Congressional leadership.
The former lawman noted the bipartisan establishment opposition to Trump in a statement regarding his role at the super PAC. Clarke said:
“It gives me the chance to do what I love most—promote President Trump’s agenda, including his fierce support for the American law enforcement officer, and ensure that the will of the American people who got President Trump elected is not derailed by the left or the self-serving Washington establishment.”
As the Daily Caller notes, the America First Action Super PAC provides help to candidates who specifically support the Trump agenda. Clarke will find himself in the company of former Trump campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, who joined the super PAC after being fired from One America News Network.
In a press release, America First Action Super PAC President, Brian O. Walsh, expressed enthusiasm for their new hire, describing Clarke as a “patriot” who has devoted his life to making America “safe.”
“David Clarke is an American patriot, and we are very proud to welcome him to America First. Having spent a lifetime in law enforcement—protecting and serving his community and fighting for justice and the Second Amendment—Sheriff Clarke doesn’t just believe in making America safe again; he’s devoted his life to it,” Walsh said.
Clarke became a prominent personality in conservative politics when he began speaking out against the anti-police sentiment of Black Lives Matter, which the former Milwaukee County Sheriff claims were fanned by the Obama administration. As covered by CNN, anti-police sentiment among the black community led to the killing of 5 police officers in Dallas, Texas last year.
As seen on Fox News, Clarke criticized the Obama administration for showing sympathy for black men like Michael Brown who were slain by police officers, even though these individuals committed violent crimes.
“Welcome to President Obama’s 21st-century transformation of the institution of policing,” Clarke said. As covered by the Los Angeles Times, Clarke endorsed Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention. He regularly supports the President in media appearances, and on social media.