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Fox & Friends Just Floated Sheriff David Clarke as a Replacement for James Comey

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With James Comey out at the FBI, Fox & Friends kicked off speculation on Wednesday about who might replace the controversial ousted director.

During an interview with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, show co-host Ainsley Earhardt produced a list — from somewhere — of potential candidates. One of those candidates was none other than Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke.

“We have Ray Kelly on the list, Chris Christie, David Clarke, Trey Gowdy, Rudy Giuliani and then John Pistole,” read Earhardt while asking Newt who he felt should serve. “Or do you think maybe Rod Rosenstein should talk to the president and then they come up with someone who is more neutral.”

While Clarke’s name did surface in a Reuters report of potential candidates, the wire service said that his appointment would be “seen as highly political.”

In addition to being one of Donald Trump’s most outspoken supporters, Clarke is most famous for his tough on crime policies in Milwaukee — so tough in fact that an inmate in one of his jails died of dehydration after being denied water for a week.

In the past, Clarke’s name was previously floated for Secretary of Homeland Security.

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