Trump To Appoint Sheriff David Clarke To Top Homeland Security Job Who Called Trans People ‘Freaks’

Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. said he will leave office next month to accept a federal appointment as an assistant secretary in the Trump administration’s U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

“I’m looking forward to joining that team,” Clarke said Wednesday on Vicki McKenna’s radio talk show on WISN-AM (1130), reports the Journal Sentinel.

The Sentinel reports that Clarke will work in the department’s Office of Partnership and Engagement as a liaison with state, local and tribal law enforcement and governments.

The Sheriff has a long history of making extreme anti-LGBT comments.

Speaking on his show on TheBlaze Radio Network shortly after the Orlando Pulse Nightclub massacre last year, Clarke attacked transgender people, claiming they suffer mental disorders and live a “freakish lifestyle.”

“Folks, more evidence that transgender persons suffer from mental disorders more than physiological disorders,” he said.

“Too often in this assault on the First Amendment, and this very totalitarian attitude from the left that any freakish lifestyle is now considered part of the norm, and they’re shoving it down our throats.”

“If you’re not careful when you engage in this conversation, they’ll look for the trap, and they’ll catch you saying something that’s clumsy or not well articulated, and then they’ll just attack you with it… Transgender-phobic and all this other nonsense.”

“The left is on a political crusade with this, looking to push any lifestyle as mainstream because they seek their vote. I think this is cruel, I think it’s disgusting.”

“We need to push back on this.”

“How did America go from a nation that figured out how to get a man on the moon to one with people confused about what public bathroom to use.”


“We need to push back on this.”