Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke
**FILE** Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke speaks March 3, 2016, at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons)

David Clarke, the controversial former Milwaukee sheriff who abruptly resigned a week ago after 15 years as the Wisconsin county’s top law enforcement official, is joining a pro-Trump super PAC.

Clarke, 61, will join the America First Action super PAC, according to a statement released Tuesday.

“It’s truly an honor to join the America First Action team, most importantly because we share the same values that most hard-working, law-abiding Americans do,” Clarke said in the statement. “It gives me the chance to do what I love most — promote President Trump’s agenda, including his fierce support for the American law enforcement officer, and ensure the will of the American people who got President Trump elected is not derailed by the left or the self-serving Washington establishment.”

It had been long speculated that Clarke would take on work at the White House, with initial reports stating he’d join the Trump administration after being considered for several posts at the Department of Homeland Security.

The registered Democrat was first cast onto the national stage in 2016 when he spoke in full uniform at the Republican National Convention.

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