Ex-sheriff Clarke at it again


Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke.

More evidence that Yellowstone County Republicans, by inviting former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke to speak at the Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner, made a choice that was wildly inappropriate, at best.

The Hill is reporting that Clarke “insinuated Wednesday that student survivors of the Parkland, Fla., shooting were being manipulated by Democratic billionaire George Soros to organize for gun control.”

But nowadays, the race to the bottom occurs at dizzying speeds. It turns out that Clarke’s comments weren’t the worst ones out there. The same story says various right-wing websites are claiming that Florida high school students who have appeared on CNN are actually “crisis actors” paid to “exploit the shootings for nefarious purposes.”

That may sound too outlandish even for the far right wing, but an aide to a Florida state legislator was fired for emailing a similar conspiracy theory to a reporter, according The Hill.

One can only imagine what Clarke will say on his visit to the Magic City.

Update: Here’s a new story from the Washington Post: ‘I am not a crisis actor.’

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