Sebastian Gorka's Removal from the White House "Major Progress in the Fight Against White Supremacist Views"

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Release Date: August 28, 2017

 

Jewish organization leading effort to demand Congress urge removal of white nationalists from Trump administration

Following the departure of Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to President Trump on terrorism and national security, from the White House, Jonathan Lipman, Chief Strategy Officer for Bend the Arc Jewish Action, released the following statement:



"The Resistance achieved yet another victory with the end of Sebastian Gorka’s tenure in the Trump administration. In addition to his disturbing, well reported connections to organizations with Nazi ties, he espoused a dangerous, radical and anti-Muslim worldview that should have no place in the White House.

In just one week, two of our government’s most notable promoters of white nationalism, Gorka and Steve Bannon, have seen their time in government come to an end. This represents major progress in the fight against the influence of white supremacist views in our politics. However, Trump’s shameful pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, his decision to ban transgender military recruits, and his reported plans to eliminate the DACA program all make clear that this toxic, hateful philosophy still pervades his administration at every level. This White House advances white nationalist policies because the president strongly believes in them. 

All this means that Congress must take action. They must censure President Trump for his unacceptable conduct in the aftermath of the Charlottesville tragedy and demand that he remove any other supporters of the Bannon-Gorka worldview—particularly Stephen Miller—from their positions in his administration. They also must speak out against and actively oppose Trump’s extreme, white nationalist agenda. Members of Congress must choose a side: Will they stand with American Jews and those across the country who condemn and reject white supremacy, or with the President and his allies, who embrace and advance it every single day?”