Sebastian Gorka, the controversial White House aide accused of vowing allegiance to a Nazi-allied group in Hungary, lashed out Sunday at revelations in a Forward expose about his far right wing ties as a “hatchet job.”
“First I am an Islamophobe, then I’m an anti-Semite, then I am a fascist,” Gorka told The Telegraph, listing three allegations the Forward did not make. “Next I am going to be a Martian.”
“It’s disgusting. It’s all bogus,” Gorka added to the paper. “This is a hatchet job.”
Gorka, whose parents are Hungarian, spent several years working with far right wing politics there. He is accused of being a sworn member of the Vitézi Rend, a Hungarian organisation that the U.S. government designated as “under Nazi control” during World War II.
Three top officials of the group told the Forward that Gorka was a sworn member. He also wore the group’s medal that it awarded to his father and often used the ‘v’ that is symbolic of the group in titles.
Gorka denies being an official member of the group and calls the stories part of a conspiracy to bring down President Trump.
Yet he refuses to condemn the far right Hungarian regime that collaborated with the Nazis or the organizations that supported it.
Dave Goldiner is the Forward’s director of digital media. Dave is a veteran journalist who has spent two decades working at newspapers in the United States and Africa. A native New Yorker, Goldiner wrote for the New York Daily News, where he covered some of the biggest stories of our time, including the attacks of September 11, along with thousands of stories of hope and heartbreak. He also studied and worked in Southern Africa and has written for publications in South Africa and Zimbabwe. He holds masters degrees in journalism and public administration from Columbia University. Dave can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter @davegoldiner
Sebastian Gorka Calls Forward Expose ‘Hatchet Job’ — But Won’t Condemn Nazi Allies