Clarke said he'll wrap up his sheriff work in June to work in the Office of Partnership and Programs as a liaison with state, local and tribal law enforcement. Most recently, corrections officers were blamed for the dehydration death of Terrill Thomas. A grand jury has recommended criminal charges against several jail staffers over Thomas' death.
"I have almost 1,000 inmates".
Clarke responded, "No, I wouldn't agree with that at all". "The media never reports that in stories about him". "A leader who I expect many of you in this room well know that I both campaigned and vigorously supported for the highest office in this land".
Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Jenny Burke said no announcement on Clarke had been made, and said the role of assistant secretary must be made official by the secretary of the department.
Walker spokesman Tom Evenson says once Clarke submits his resignation letter the process of appointing a successor can begin. He's playing race politics. Interviewed by right-wing website World Net Daily in 2015, he denounced the Supreme Court's marriage equality decision, although he said the legalization of same-sex marriage bothered him less than the way it came about.
In another he's seen standing up to notoriously biased Don Lemon to the point that Lemon tells his crew to cut the feed and go to commercial.
State Sen. Chris Larson: "With this disturbing news, it's clear that Trump continues to betray the nation's trust with his appointment of Milwaukee County Sheriff as the newest member of the Trump Deportation Team".
He continued, "We have several forces internal and external attacking our rule of law: ISIS, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street - just the most recent iterations of the elements who brand themselves as unique but seek the same revolutionary aim: take down the West, the philosophy of equality before the law, and replace it with their authority, their rules, their hate".
"I think Justice Scalia points that out, that it was a very contorted view of the Fourteenth Amendment", he said of the ruling, from which Scalia dissented. "It binds us together in our great American life".
If he remained Sheriff, Clarke would face re-election in 2018.
In an op-ed he wrote for Fox News in July 2016 entitled "It's Time to Stand Up to Black Lives Matter", Clarke wrote that "white America needs to be fearless, they need to stand up against this latest attack on the Black community by the likes of Black Lives Matter - to be unafraid to face the condemnation of the powerful but morally reprehensible liberal elites and mainstream media pushing these lies".