White House conter-terrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka is facing a demand from House Democrats for President Trump to fire him after reports from the Forward linked him to far-right and neo-Nazi groups in his native Hungary.
“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 the White House,” read the letter, written by Reps. Nita Lowey and Eliot Engel, both of New York.
The document, addressed to President Trump, has been signed by 18 House Democrats so far, Politico reported Friday. More members of Congress are expected to sign onto the letter as the House of Representatives comes back into session next week.
As the Forward has reported, Gorka once swore membership to the Nazi-linked Order of Vitez, from which he received a medal that he proudly displayed at Trump’s inauguration. He also was caught on video defending a racist and anti-Semitic street league known as the Hungarian Guard.
Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.
House Dems Call Trump To Fire Gorka Post-Forward Report