Controversial White House aide Sebastian Gorka pushed back against accusations of ties to anti-Semites and Nazi allied groups in a speech the Jerusalem Post conference Sunday.
“I have spent my life fighting against totalitarian ideologies,” said Gorka.
He took aim at the Forward, which he accused of “slander” for revealing his membership in the Vitezi Rend, a Hungarian group that was allied to the Nazis during World War II.
“Nobody, not at the Forward, not at Politico, has found one sentence I said that is anti-Semitic or anti-Israel,” said Gorka, who did not specific deny the allegations in the Forward’s groundbreaking reporting.
Gorka, who serves in an anti=terrorism post, repeated his past claims that he is being targeted by liberals because he and other far-right voices in the White House are too pro-Israel.
“Because we are pro-Israel we have to be attacked whether it’s the president, Steve Bannon, Steve Miller or me,” he said. He claimed that his enemies are supporters of the BDS movement and the Iran nuclear deal, without providing evidence.
Gorka denied reports that he will soon be shunted to a lesser role outside of the White House: “I will be there for as long as the president has use for me.”
Nathan Guttman, staff writer, was the Forward’s Washington bureau chief. He joined the staff in 2006 after serving for five years as Washington correspondent for the Israeli dailies Haaretz and The Jerusalem Post. In Israel, he was the features editor for Ha’aretz and chief editor of Channel 1 TV evening news. He was born in Canada and grew up in Israel. He is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Sebastian Gorka Pushes Back Against Charges Of Ties To Nazi Allies In Jerusalem Post Speech