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Milwaukee’s Sheriff Clarke Wants My Old Homeland Security Job. He's Unfit.

| May 18, 2017

His words alone prove he's not up to the job of defending domestic security for all Americans.

"If controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is correct, he's being tapped for a senior role at the Department of Homeland Security. Although DHS hasn't yet confirmed it, in a radio interview Wednesday, Clarke said he was "honored and humbled to be appointed" to the position, reportedly assistant secretary in the Office of Partnership and Engagement.

That's my old job.

I've never met Clarke, but based on his inflammatory rhetoric, along with the cloud hanging over his tenure in Milwaukee, I'll just come right out and say it: He's not fit to serve at the agency tasked with domestic security for all Americans.

Last year, after four deaths at jails Clarke oversees, Milwaukee County auditors initiated an investigation into inmate medical treatment practices...."

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Juliette Kayyem