19 May, 2017
In the radio interview, Clarke said he would serve at the Department's "Office of Partnership and Programs" - an apparent reference to Kayyem's previous position. An inquest jury recommended that seven employees of the jail be criminally charged. Most recently, corrections officers were blamed for the dehydration death of Terrill Thomas.
"I have almost 1,000 inmates".
TODAY'S TMJ4 reached out to the Department of Homeland Security for confirmation of the appointment but as of publishing time, we have not heard back. A formal announcement of Clarke's appointment hasn't been made yet by the Trump Administration. The frequent Fox News guest has also earned over $105,000 in speaking fees for spouting his right wing talking points over the course of the last several years, which is nearly as much as his sheriff's salary.
It's not clear if Clarke had endorsed the language, which Baldwin called "stomach-churning name-calling", or if he was even interested in running for Senate. "He's playing the race game". He's one of the most polarizing figures in Wisconsin politics.
During the 2016 election, Clarke toured the country as a surrogate for Trump, stumped for him on mainstream news networks, and praised his proposals to crack down on immigration. Although the agencies are given "considerable discretion" on how the forfeited assets are used, guidelines are outlined in the DOJ's Guide to Equitable Sharing for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.
He also spoke at the Republican National Convention the same day as Patricia Smith, a mother whose son died in Benghazi.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to make something very clear". "Black Lives Matter organizers hold the same values of America's age-old enemies, who have always fought the ideals of our Constitution and our nation", he wrote.
"Since Clarke failed in his duty to protect human lives in Milwaukee County's jail and abused his authority by harassing and threatening residents, why would the 45th president even consider Clarke for an appointment?"
In a column published on The Hill previous year, Clarke excoriated Black Lives Matter.
In 2015, he belittled the group as "Black Lies Matter", saying they "will join forces with [the Islamic State] to bring down our legal constituted republic".