Sebastian Gorka to leave White House
- Author: Archie Newman May 01, 2017,
May 01, 2017, 15:18
"We urge you to immediately dismiss senior White House counter-terrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka".
His move comes after Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon was plucked from his position on the National Security Council. An unnamed source told the Examiner, however, that Gorka's current position had always been meant to be temporary, as he waited for administration officials to create a terrorism-related position for him in another area of the government.
Gorka is a former Breitbart national security editor who has been outspoken on the need to confront Islamic terrorism.
A senior official told CNN that Gorka is expected to find a new job outside of the White House, while another official said that it was possible that he would be given a new role in the administration.
It's evident that President Trump liked Gorka and trusted him.
Known for his fringe opinions on Islam, Gorka has said accepting Muslim refugees would be " national suicide", that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the United States government, and that religious profiling of Muslims is " a synonym for common sense". Nadler called for the release of Gorka's immigration paperwork for review by the House Judiciary Committee. That source who talked about Gorka "giving White House tours" and not doing much sounds jealous to me.
A spokesman for the National Security Council told the publication he did not "personally know" about Gorka's future.
Despite his lack of a security clearance, Gorka has served as a prominent Trump surrogate on cable news, accusing critics of promoting "fake news" and touting that with Trump's election, "there's a new sheriff in town". The Daily Beast reported on Friday that the admin was looking to dump Gorka somewhere else, and now a few more officials appear to be confirming that is indeed the plan. His wearing of a medal awarded to his father by by the Hungarian group Vitezi Rend - or Order of Heroes - at the inaugural ball for the president raised eyebrows, as the group, which was anti-Soviet, has been linked by some to Nazi colluders.