Responding to reports that the Department of Justice will not file federal civil rights charges against former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson, Milwaukee County (Wis.) Sheriff David Clarke had strong words for the Rev. Al Sharpton and outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder in an appearance on this morning's “Fox & Friends” show.
“The grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, got it right,” Clarke said about the Michael Brown shooting. “Officer Wilson has been exonerated. The thing I want to know is how does he get his reputation back?”
Clark agreed with host Steve Doocy that Holder is guilty of "race-baiting."
"Just take a look at the history here," Clarke said. "This isn't the first time that [Holder] has done this sort of thing. He sat up there for months just slandering law enforcement officers all across the nation."
Clarke reserved his harshest comments for Sharpton.
Doocy asked the sheriff to watch a clip of the activist delivering a Dec. 3 speech is which he said, "This is going to be a winter that we are going to freeze out police brutality in this country."
Clarke responded to the clip, saying, “I don’t expect anything intelligent to come out of the mouth of Al Sharpton we all know that he's a charlatan…Al Sharpton ought to just shut up and go back into the gutter he came from.”