With Steve Bannon now just a bad memory at the White House, it appears that Chief of Staff John Kelly is determined to get rid of every staffer who has ties to the alt-right, which means that deputy assistant to the president Sebastian Gorka is likely to be next to get the boot.
CNN’s Jim Acosta is hearing that Gorka is on shaky footing:
Seb Gorka also on thin ice at White House, we are told by sources.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 18, 2017
During a segment Friday evening on CNN, several counterterrorism experts noted that Gorka pretends to be fluent on the topic of terrorism, but is little more than a “fake terrorism expert.” Mia Bloom, a professor of Middle East studies at Georgia State University said no one takes Gorka seriously and recalled that when she was on a panel with Gorka at the Defense Intelligence Agency, he made numerous glaring mistakes:
“He was making basic errors––errors about the Arab Revolt that all you would have to do is see Lawrence of Arabia to know they were mistakes. We all looked at each other like, ‘Is someone playing a joke?’”
Senior Investigative Reporter Drew Griffin commented that he had spoken with experts in the field of fighting terrorism and they all said Gorka:
“Lacks practical experience in government, is not an expert on terrorism, and has never served in a diplomatic agency.”
What function does Gorka serve if he doesn’t even have any expertise in the field he supposedly gives advice to the president on? Griffin noted that Gorka’s main role is to “defend… the president on TV” and fuel “right-wing media with talking points the alt-right craves.”
Sebastian Gorka is a disgusting right-winger who only contributes hatred and lies. He is also known to wear a medal from the Hungarian nationalist organization Vitezi Rend. Vitezi Rend was founded in 1920 and is known to be sympathetic to the cause of Nazism in Europe. It’s founder, Miklos Horthy, once commented:
“I have always been an anti-Semite throughout my life.”
Gorka maintains he wears the medal to honor his father, but his association with the ousted Bannon could indeed mean that his days in Washington are numbered. If so, few will mourn his leaving.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica