Sebastian Gorka, the controversial former White House adviser who quit after top political strategist Steve Bannon was ousted, has joined a nationalist pro-Trump campaign organization, the group announced on Tuesday.
The MAGA Coalition, dedicated to helping advance Trump’s “America First” principles, said it had hired Gorka as “Chief Strategist.” MAGA is headed by Adam Gingrich, a Pennsylvania political operative who backed Trump’s presidential campaign.
A MAGA statement announcing Gorka’s appointment said its mission was to “identify the obstructionists in (Washington) DC and to advocate the America First principles that catapulted Donald Trump to the White House.”
It quoted Gorka, 46, as condemning “DC swamp-dwellers thinking they know better than the people they represent.”
Gorka has been an outspoken advocate of tough U.S. anti-terrorism policies and in the past asserted that U.S. efforts to counter Islamic State and other jihadist propaganda were “pin-pricks and often counter-productive.”
The Forward revealed in a series of exclusive investigations that Gorka was a sworn member of a far right-wing Hungarian group that was allied with the Nazis. He denied being a member but defends the group as a nationalist organization.