Controversial Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke resigned Thursday, according to local Milwaukee news station TMJ4.
Clarke, who often rails against abortion, the Black Lives Matter movement, gun control, and Muslims, submitted a resignation letter to Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson on Thursday (Aug. 31).
Clake’s adviser, Craig Peterson, said the sheriff would be making an announcement about his future next week.
“Clarke wants people to know that he appreciates his 15 years of service and the support he’s gotten from the residents of Milwaukee County,” Peterson said. News of the resignation was first reported by conservative talk show host Mark Belling.
Clarke is not expected to join Donald Trump’s administration.
Check out the reactions to David Clarke’s resignation below.
Lets get a betting pool going: How soon will white supremacy collaborator David Clarke get a new job at Fox News?
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) August 31, 2017
me waiting to hear what fresh david clarke hell awaits america pic.twitter.com/2tgNwoSDHC
— Erin 🎶Gloria🎶 Ryan (@morninggloria) August 31, 2017
David Clarke resigning to spend more time with Tammy and Hannity at Fox News.
— Laura Meditz (@wanderlustlaura) August 31, 2017
FUCK EX-SHERIFF david clarke! A true piece of shit, cooning for checks, from trump supporters!
— Derrick Lewis (@Derrick_MSU_106) August 31, 2017