David Clarke

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David Clarke
David Clarke by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Former Sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
From: March 19, 2002 – August 31, 2017
Predecessor Leverett F. Baldwin
Successor TBD
Party Democrat (in name only)
Spouse(s) Julie Clarke

Sheriff David Clarke (born August 21, 1956) is a conservative veteran of the Milwaukee police department and is a fierce critic of Barack Obama, Eric Holder and the black lives matter movement. He served as the Milwaukee County Sheriff from 2002 to 2017.

Clarke in 2013, receiving an award.

Clarke is a registered member of the Democrat Party, but only because his county is very liberal and so he can win elections. On issues, however, Clarke is even more conservative than many Republicans. He speaks a GOP events, endorses Republicans, frequently criticizes the Democrat Party and leftists, and he is supported by the National Rifle Association.[1][2] He has also criticized congressional Republicans for complacency and not passing conservative legislation.[3]

Clarke's public campaign in defense of cops has won over many people who are sick and tired of the unjustified attacks against law enforcement, in defense of criminals. In appearances on Fox News and comments on Twitter, he rips the BLM group as "Black Lies Matter," and labeling its members "subhuman creeps" and calling for the movement's eradication "from American society." [4]

Clarke is no stranger to controversial remarks. He called on Milwaukee's inner city residents to take responsibility for their lives and take up arms to defend themselves against criminals.

Sheriff Clarke endorsed businessman Donald Trump for the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and he spoke for Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.[5] He remarked on the presidential race, "To Say That Trump Can't Beat Mrs. Bill Clinton In November Is Ludicrous." [6] Clarke announced in 2017 that President Trump had appointed him to a Department of Homeland Security position, but he later stated he declined the position after delays in assuming office and in order to help the administration in other ways.[7][8]

Liberals strongly dislike Clarke, and they have thrown petty attacks at him, such as a claim that he wears "fake military metals" on his uniform. Even the liberal-leaning Snopes.com showed those claims to be false.[9]

Clarke resigned his position as Milwaukee County Sheriff on August 31, 2017,[10] and he joined a pro-Trump super PAC soon after.[11]


  1. Bice, Daniel (July 27, 2014). Does anyone still think Sheriff David Clarke is a Democrat? Apparently, one. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  2. Gun fight? National political donors spend hundreds of thousands on local Milwaukee sheriff's race. Fox News. August 12, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  3. Sherfinski, David (April 28, 2017). Sheriff David Clarke: ‘Rat bastards’ on the left never give up. The Washington Times. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  4. Black Milwaukee sheriff takes on Black Lives Matter movement, Yahoo, 2-27-2016
  5. Gass, Nick (July 18, 2016). Milwaukee sheriff at RNC: 'Blue lives matter'. Politico. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  6. Soundcloud - PeoplesSheriff
  7. Chaitin, Daniel (June 17, 2017). Sheriff David Clarke won't take a role with DHS. Washington Examiner. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  8. Seipel, Brooke (June 17, 2017). Sheriff David Clarke reverses acceptance of Homeland Security role: report. The Hill. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  9. Palma, Bethania (May 23, 2017). Does Sheriff David Clarke Wear 'Fake' Military Medals?. Snopes. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  10. David Clarke Resigns as Milwaukee Sheriff. Breitbart News. August 31, 2017. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  11. Singman, Brooke (September 5, 2017). Ex-Sheriff David Clarke to join pro-Trump super PAC. Fox News. Retrieved September 5, 2017.