Controversial former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke was in Billings Friday night as the keynote speaker of the Yellowstone County Republicans’ Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner at the Swift River Ranch. Q2 reports GOP Sen, Steve Daines, Rep. Greg Gianforte and candidates vying to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester were in attendance.

Clarke, a Donald Trump campaign surrogate in 2016, has faced legal and political blow back from his incendiary user of social media, saying [quote] “I’m constantly under attack… I’ve got big shoulders, But I need the help of everybody in this room.” [end quote]

On February 26, Clarke lashed out at former Republican President George W. Bush’s National Security Adviser and Secretary of State Condaleeza Rice over comments about the AR-15 assault rifle, which were demonstrably debunked on multiple levels, according to legal expert Dan Abrams’ website; lawandcrime.com.