Here’s David Clarke’s new job — and it’s not in the Trump administration

Here’s David Clarke’s new job — and it’s not in the Trump administration
Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has accepted a position as a senior adviser and spokesman for America First Action, a pro-Trump super PAC. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

David Clarke resigned from his post as Milwaukee sheriff last week, and now we know what he’ll be doing next.

Clarke announced Tuesday that he will be a senior adviser and spokesman for America First Action, a super PAC that supports the election efforts of candidates who support President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

“It’s truly an honor to join the America First Action team, most importantly because we share the same values that most hard-working, law-abiding Americans do,” Clarke said in a statement Tuesday. “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 the will of the American people who got President Trump elected is not derailed by the left or the self-serving Washington establishment.”

Clarke was an active and high profile supporter of Trump during the campaign, culminating with his speech at the Republican National Convention last July.

“David Clarke is an American patriot, and we are very proud to welcome him to America First,” Brian Walsh, president of the PAC, said Tuesday. “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.”

Clarke is known for his passionate support of Trump, as well as his support of tough penalties against drug offenders and other criminals, high rates of incarceration in his county, vocal endorsements of the Second Amendment, and his well-documented opposition to Black Lives Matter, and other protest groups.

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