[CONTENT NOTE: state violence, brutality and death]
David Clarke speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
[image: Gage Skidmore/CC 2.0]
Words like fascist and authoritarian get thrown around too promiscuously. But there is no other way to describe David Clarke, who today announced that he was named assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security…Clarke occupies the extremist, anti-democratic fringe of far-right officials, even by the standards of the Trump administration.
O.o That certainly got my attention, particularly in an article written by Jonathan Chait, a pundit as conservative as
Squirrel People conservative Democrats come.
Or so I thought.