Possible Homeland Security pick wants National Guard to stomp out anti-Trump protests

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. wants to shut down ‘goon anarchists.’

Donald Trump with Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. in August CREDIT: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
Donald Trump with Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. in August CREDIT: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., a prominent Trump campaign surrogate and Fox News regular, is reportedly under consideration to be Secretary of Homeland Security in the new administration. But his obsession with shutting down the mostly peaceful anti-Trump protests across the nation seems to be his top concern at the moment.

Seizing on reports that there was some violence at protests, Clarke unleashed a series of tweets denouncing the actions of “goon anarchists” and calling for the the National Guard to get involved.

The U.S. constitution, in fact, guarantees all Americans the right to free speech, peaceable assembly, and petition of their government.

Clarke also retweeted a fake quote on Friday, falsely claiming George Soros was intentionally funding “Black hate groups” to “bring down the United States.”

President-Elect Trump denounced the protests as “very unfair” on Thursday night, but also praised them nine hours later as having “passion for our great country.”