Fifty-five House Democrats signed a letter Tuesday requesting that President Trump fire one of his top national security aides, Sebastian Gorka, over allegations of connections to “former prominent members of the anti-Semitic Jobbik party in Hungary.”
Democrats accuse Gorka in the letter of supporting and being a founding member of the New Democratic Coalition, which they describe as anti-Semitic while citing that he is “unfit to serve in any position of responsibility in your Administration.”
“As members of the U.S. Congress who care deeply about fighting anti-Semitism at home and abroad, we urge you to immediately dismiss senior White House counterterrorism advisor Sebastian Gorka. Based on recent revelations about Mr. Gorka’s public support for and membership in several anti-Semitic and racist groups in Hungary, he is clearly unfit to serve in any position of responsibility in your Administration.”
The letter also takes aim at Gorka for supposedly being a member of the Hungarian Guard, a group they claim refers to Jews as “Zionist rats” and “locusts.”
Furthermore, they are not only asking for his immediate removal but “to make clear you condemn all forms of anti-Semitism and intolerance.”
The Washington Examiner recently reported that Gorka could be leaving the administration as soon as “this summer” and is preparing to accept a role outside of the White in tackling the “war of ideas” involved in countering radical Islamic extremism, and may be appointed to a federal agency, according to a senior administration official.
Although, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer insisted Monday: “I have no belief that he is currently leaving the White House at this time,” and added there is “no personnel announcement at this time,” leaving many to wonder what is going on after conflicting reports continue to surface.
Asked about his status with the White House, Seb Gorka says: “What does it look like?” Translated: he’s still here. pic.twitter.com/3qrxEpH6wm
— Tara McKelvey (@Tara_Mckelvey) May 2, 2017
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