Ex-Sheriff Clarke Suggests Parkland Shooting Survivors Are ‘GEORGE SOROS’ Operatives

The infamous ex-sheriff David Clarke is back to his conspiratorial antics, suggesting the children who survived the brutal Parkland, Florida school shooting last week are actually “GEORGE SOROS” operatives.

Clarke — who is known for the death of numerous inmates in his Milwaukee, Wisconsin jail and for being Donald Trump’s cowboy hat-wearing supporter — made the claim on Twitter, pointing to the right’s favorite left-wing boogieman as the perpetrator of an anti-Second Amendment conspiracy.

“The well ORGANIZED effort by Florida school students demanding gun control has GEORGE SOROS’ FINGERPRINTS all over it. It is similar to how he hijacked and exploited black people’s emotion regarding police use of force incidents into the COP HATING Black Lives Matter movement,” tweeted Clarke.

Of course, this is certainly not the first time Clarke has made an outrageous claim. He previously said black Americans resort to drug-dealing because they are “uneducated,” “lazy,” and “morally bankrupt.” He also has accused the Black Lives Matter movement of pushing a “hateful ideology” and has likened the movement to a terrorist group.

However, his latest inflammatory remarks are especially timely, given that the “sheriff” is slated to speak at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference — the number one right-wing gathering in America — this week. The organizers of the event made it very clear that conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza was disowned by CPAC after he launched a similar smear on the young shooting survivors.

“Worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs,” D’Souza said of the teen Parkland, Florida victims who looked on with disappointment after a measure to ban high capacity magazines and some semiautomatic rifles was struck down in the Florida legislature.

As for Clarke’s involvement at CPAC, he will be hosting a book signing for Cop Under Fire and speaking at two different events — the first of which is titled “Law and Border” and the second is titled “Breaking Bad: What it Takes to Rise Above Circumstances.”

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