Dems want to investigate Sebastian Gorka’s Nazi ties to see if he belongs in the US
Knockoff wooly willy Sebastian Gorka has found himself in hot water after it was revealed he’d signed a lifetime loyalty oath to an anti-Semitic group literally connected to Nazis during WWII. Members of the Vitézi Rend are “presumed to be inadmissible” to the US under the guidelines set by the Immigration and Nationality Act, which it makes it pretty remarkable that Gorka was able to enter the country in 2002 and subsequently become a naturalized citizen.
Democrats want to know what happened those 20-odd years ago when Gorka made it to the States. Did he disclose his affiliation with the Vitézi Rend or play it off, as he’s done with a medal he frequently wears directly tied to the group, but which he says is worn as a means of honoring his late father.
Presumably inspired by Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s letter to Donald Trump urging the president to look into Gorka’s Nazi shit, a trio of Democrats banded together to write their own letter, instead to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly.
Senators Dick Durbin, Dick Blumenthal, and Ben Cardin are making this an immigration issue to determine whethere Gorka even belongs in the country, let alone the Trump administration. The senators make it clear that if Gorka lied about his affiliation with Vitézi Rend—even by omission—then by law, he should face the penalty of denaturalization.
“We note that this administration purports to have a special interest in ensuing that those with extremist views do not exploit our immigration laws,” the letter reads in part. “Failure to address this case would further confirm the intent of this administration is to discriminate on the basis of religion, rather than combat extremist views.”
Gorka denied the claims that he was still affiliated or had ever been associate with Vitézi Rend in an interview with Tablet Magazine, an online Jewish newspaper. According to one of their sources, Gorka didn’t feel like responding to the original report in the Forward because he “genuinely believed that the allegations were so blatantly false and so aggressively poorly-sourced, that no responsible journalist would ever publish them.”
The Forward struck back by releasing the full audio of an interview conducted with Vitézi Rend leader Kornél Pintér in Hungarian. A White House statement refuting the Forward’s reporting has yet to materialize.
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