Earlier this year, neo-Nazi immigrant to the United States Sebastian Gorka left the Trump Administration, where he formerly served as a counterterrorism adviser to the president. However, just because he no longer works in D.C., that doesn’t mean he no longer has any incendiary rhetoric to contribute to the national political conversation.
This week, Gorka went on Sean Hannity’s show to discuss the allegations that Hillary Clinton, during her time as Secretary of State, helped push through a corrupt deal to hand over U.S. uranium rights to a Russian company. These allegations have little to no basis other than the fact that Republicans want them to have a basis.
During his time on the show, Gorka compared what he alleges Hillary Clinton did to what a pair of spies for Russia did during the 1950s. That sounds bad enough in of itself, similar to the allegations slung around by other members of the Trump circle, that it’s the Clinton campaign that’s really guilty of collusion with Russia.
That’s not, however, where it ends. The convicted spies that Gorka alleges Clinton should be grouped with were eventually executed.
‘If this had happened in the 1950s, there would be people up on treason charges right now. The Rosenbergs, OK? This is equivalent to what the Rosenbergs did and those people got the chair. Think about it. Giving away nuclear capability to our enemies, that’s what we’re talking about.’
Gorka, in his substantial exaggeration of the situation, justified his remarks by asserting to Hannity that Clinton had let our enemies develop nuclear capabilities through the nuclear sale. She, in fact, did no such thing, but was rather part of a nine agency committee that collectively had no knowledge of potential corruption on the part of the Russian company they were letting buy into American uranium reserves, Rosatom.
Did Fox shut Gorka down? No, of course not. On the right, a whole array of interests believe exactly as Gorka does. Donald Trump himself suggested before the election took place that if Clinton won, “Second Amendment people” could take care of her. (Trump, unsurprisingly and unconvincingly, insists he meant no harm by his comment.)
The right has taken up the issue of the uranium deal Clinton helped approve across the board in recent days, with a House and Senate Committee both having opened investigations into the matter.
Watch a clip from Gorka’s appearance on Fox below.
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