Longtime TPM character, far-right sheriff who was ousted from Fox News, Trump supporter and self-described cowboy David Clarke may soon return to national news prominence.
The former Milwaukee sheriff, who has spent his days as a post-Trump surrogate running a podcast condemning “RINOs” and criticizing Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on the record, recently said the daily beast who has apparently not ruled out challenging Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) when her term ends in 2024.
“As time goes on, he may make a decision about what to do with the brand he’s built over the years, but not now,” a Clarke spokesperson told The Daily Beast. “Clarke would never take anything off the table when it comes to her future. … Tammy Baldwin knows she’s vulnerable. She’ll be well-funded, but she doesn’t have a message and runs strictly on her identity policy checklist. She’s a Member of the United States Senate.
While Clarke ran as a Democrat during his 15 years as Wisconsin sheriff, his descent into Trumpism was swift and predictable for the figure who has made a name for himself over the years with his repeated outrageous comments.
In case you need/even want a refresher, here’s a non-exhaustive rundown of “balls against the wall” sheriff TPM coverage over the years:
Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Furious at Wisconsin ‘Crap Sandwich’ Audit
Reports: David Clarke Suspended From Twitter After Threatening ‘Lying Lib Media’
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke No Longer Considered for DHS Job
CNN: Controversial Sheriff David Clarke plagiarized parts of his master’s thesis
Milwaukee jail death highlights divisive Sheriff David Clarke
Trump ally Sheriff David Clarke Jr. says it’s ‘time for pitchforks and torches’
In heated interview, sheriff blames Black Lives Matter for police shootings
Frequent Fox News Guest: ‘Black Lives Matter Will Join Forces With ISIS’
Rep. Steve Cohen shocked by conservative sheriff’s marijuana response
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