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Fri May 19, 2017, 12:08 PM

Sheriff David Clarke Is Determined to Suspend Habeas Corpus and Shred the Bill of Rights

https://www.thenation.com/article/sheriff-david-clarke-is-determined-to-suspend-habeus-corpus-and-shred-the-bill-of-rights/

The right-wing extremist’s disregard for the Constitution is well documented, and now he’s reportedly joining Trump’s DHS.

By John Nichols

Donald Trump is shredding the Constitution. But he can’t do it on his own. He needs a lot of help to advance an agenda that aggressively assaults the rule of law, the separation of powers, freedom of the press, and the basic liberties of Americans.

Trump’s got Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the job of attacking voting-rights and civil-rights protections. He’s got House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell shutting down the system of checks and balances. But the work of undermining basic liberties is a big task, even for an authoritarian president, so Trump is reportedly calling in reinforcements.

Meet Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr., an ardent ally of President Trump and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who announced on Wednesday that he would leave his elected post to become an assistant secretary in the Trump administration’s Department of Homeland Security. Though DHS officials have so far declined to confirm the move, Clarke says, “I’m looking forward to joining that team” as a top official in the department’s Office of Partnership and Engagement that coordinates DHS outreach efforts to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments and to local law-enforcement agencies.

If Clarke gets the job, he’ll arrive as an over-the-top Trump apologist who makes the president’s bluster about “enemy of the state” journalism and religious targeting of refugees seem mild by comparison.

“Clarke’s unconscionable record makes him unfit to serve. This appointment is a disgrace.”—Senator Kamala Harris

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G_j May 2017 OP
dalton99a May 2017 #1
atreides1 May 2017 #2
angstlessk May 2017 #3
G_j May 2017 #4

Response to G_j (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:11 PM

1. In Trumpworld, the worst people are the best

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:23 PM

2. No

In Trumpworld, those who are loyal to the fuhrer are the best, qualifications be damned!!!

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:48 PM

3. It just TURNS OUT they are the worst :-)

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Response to atreides1 (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:57 PM

4. it's both

qualifications are a desire to destroy and dismantle ...essential also.

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