DHS hires Gorka’s wife for top advisory role
The wife of President Trump’s top anti-terror adviser, Sebastian Gorka, has been hired as an adviser to the Department of Homeland Security’s chief of staff, according to documents obtained by a watchdog group.
Katherine Gorka will serve as an adviser to the agency’s chief of staff in a permanent role, according to the American Oversight group.
Gorka has criticized the agency extensively in her work in the private sector. During the Obama administration, Gorka blasted the agency for teaching employees that Islam is a religion of peace.
“Not only is the war against the Islamist threat not being won, it is not even being fought,” Gorka wrote at the time.
Gorka says that Obama’s counterterrorism policies have “driven many of today’s experts underground.”
“They have had to learn to speak cautiously and in coded language,” she wrote.
Gorka’s husband has taken heat from critics over his past ties in his home country of Hungary. In April, a senior White House source told The Hill that Gorka would be forced out of the Trump administration “this summer,” citing criticism over Gorka’s alleged association with Hungarian far-right organizations with ties to the Nazis.