Last Thursday, the Forward published an exclusive report on Sebastian Gorka’s ties to the Vitézi Rend, a Hungarian far-right group that allied with the Nazis during World War II. The story went viral on social media, and the hashtag #gorkamustgo has been used thousands of times in the last week.
If you’ve been off of Twitter this week or are still catching up on this story, check out some of the highlights below:
Rep. Jerry Nadler tweeted the Forward’s article multiple times, and also shared several follow-up stories.
Must-read story re: Nazi ties of top Trump aide. White House & Gorka’s silence in response is deafening. @jdforwardhttps://t.co/4NppZoIAYX— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) March 16, 2017
Nadler then wrote a letter to President Trump, asking him to clarify Gorka’s membership in the group.
Senators Richard Blumenthal, Ben Cardin and Dick Durbin wrote a letter to the Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department, asking them to examine Gorka’s immigration papers.
Journalists from a wide range of outlets took note of the story. Ben Smith, Buzzfeed’s editor-in-chief (and a former Forward intern) called it an “amazing scoop.”
Amazing @jdforward scoop: https://t.co/mSpzdD6zfj— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) March 16, 2017
Other tweets chose to look at the irony of President Trump’s apparent decision not to use “extreme vetting” with his own staff.
One bad hombre we let into the country: Nazi-Allied Group Claims Top Trump Aide Sebastian Gorka As https://t.co/poFxtZTcTe via @jdforward— Derek Cressman (@DerekCressman) March 16, 2017
Sebastian Gorka, linked to a Nazi group, is the latest White House vetting fail, reports @GrahamDavidAhttps://t.co/b00uYVurMtpic.twitter.com/fLyeOANJ0M— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) March 16, 2017