This afternoon, Sheriff David Clarke announced that President Trump had appointed him to the post of Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Clarke has been a lightning rod for criticism for making a wide array of fascist statements, causing the deaths of inmates, and framing victims for crimes.
Phil McNamara, President Obama’s appointee who currently holds the post, let loose on Twitter with a chilling warning about the dangers of Clarke in his job.
McNamara’s tweets should be read in their entirety. They show Clarke’s lack of fitness for the appointment and shed light on the threat of having someone as deranged as Trump in a position to make these vital hiring decisions.