Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke rescinded his name from consideration for a role with the Department of Homeland Security, according to the Washington Post.
Last month during an interview Clarke told conservative radio host Vicki McKenna he had accepted the role of deputy secretary.
Clarke was scheduled to begin his new job by the end of June but a source with knowledge of the situation told the Post that there were significant delays during the appointment process that led to his withdrawal.
Clarke has been a strong critic of the Black Lives Matter movement as well and has blamed them for the rise in tensions between law enforcement and the public throughout the country.
“You see, Black Lives Matter is proving itself to seek only one end — and that is discord, alienation among Americans, rise in hate, and destruction of community bonds,” Clarke once wrote in an article for Fox News.