Fox News has hired former Trump administration official and far-right extremist Sebastian Gorka as a National Security Analyst.
Gorka, who served as a terrorism advisor to Trump, had left the administration this summer, shortly after the departure of his close ideological associate, Steve Bannon. Gorka had worked under Bannon as national security editor at Breitbart, the so-called “platform of the Alt-Right.”
Fox News just hired a "national security analyst" who couldn't get security clearance for the NSC because he was dumb enough to carry a gun into an airport. https://t.co/JD2XvqHnf0
— shauna (@goldengateblond) November 8, 2017
Gorka, who made many appearances on broadcast news networks like Fox, shocked viewers with his militant anti-Islam views and support for nuclear war. Leading up to the violent Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, VA this summer, Gorka said that white supremacists were “not the problem.”
Gorka was responding to criticism of his remarks that there is no such thing as a “lone wolf” attacker and that there “has never been a serious attack or a serious plot that was unconnected from ISIS or al Qaeda.” Once, when Trump critics noted his silence on a Mosque bombing in Minnesota this year, Gorka insinuated it was justified because the attack might have been faked by liberals to frame Trump supporters.
Gorka also allegedly has ties to an anti-semitic, ultranationalist group in Hungary (his parents are from Hungary and Gorka previously worked for the Hungarian government) called Vitézi Rend, which holds Nazi-like beliefs. According to the U.S. State Department, the original order that spawned the group was under the direction of the Nazis during World War II.
The group claims Gorka is a sworn member, and Gorka wore a medal that typically marks members of the organization at Trump’s inauguration ball. Gorka claimed he was just honoring his late father, who was never a member of the original order.
The Atlantic noted that Gorka has more than once referred to himself as “Sebastian L. v. Gorka,” and the use of the “v.” initial is commonly done by Vitézi Rend members.
Gorka also publicly supported the Hungarian Guard, which is a paramilitary group with fascist and anti-semitic leanings. The Hungarian Guard, which was established by the anti-semitic political party Jobbik, was banned by the European Court of Justice for racist activities.
In other words, Gorka is just the type of person an organization like Fox would hire.