Gorka: John F. Kennedy wouldn't be allowed in Democratic Party

Gorka: John F. Kennedy wouldn't be allowed in Democratic Party
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Former White House aide Sebastian GorkaSebastian Lukacs GorkaJohn Kelly was always doomed to fail as chief of staff Trump is right about Saudi Arabia: strategic concerns are paramount Ocasio-Cortez blasts Gorka: 'We’re on the right side of history if you’re my opposition' MORE took aim at Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and progressive members of the Democratic Party in a new interview, asserting that former President Kennedy would not be welcome in the modern-day incarnation of his party.

In an interview airing Sunday on AM 970 in New York, Gorka tells "The Answer" host John Catsimatidis that a "hardcore, pro-national security politician" such as Kennedy would be unwelcome in the party.

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"Today, a hardcore, pro-national security politician like John F. Kennedy would not be allowed in the Democrat party. That’s how bad it is," Gorka says, adding: “The lunatics are taking over the asylum ... Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonAlan Dershowitz: Did Michael Flynn lie? Or did the FBI act improperly? Trump will likely win reelection in 2020 Utah to impose nation's strictest DUI limit MORE and his ilk would at least rein in the loonies."

"When you’ve got Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris announces support for White House-backed criminal justice bill Cory Booker addresses speculation about his sexuality: 'I'm heterosexual' Biden, Sanders lead field in Iowa poll MORE comparing [the Department of Homeland Security] and [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] to the [Ku Klux Klan] ... When you’ve got Ocasio-Cortez, who’s publicly calling for a socialist revolution ... you understand that the Democrat party has been taken over by radicals," Gorka adds in the interview.

Kennedy was frequently attacked during his 1960 campaign for president by Republicans for policies called socialist at the time, including a plan for government grants for students to attend medical schools and federal funding for programs aimed at helping the poor.

Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, won election to Congress last week after defeating incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in her district's primary election earlier this year by double-digits.

Earlier this week, the congresswoman-elect joined protesters in House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiLiberal groups launch effort to get progressives on key House committees Dems preparing for prolonged shutdown Jim Jordan predicts there will be no government shutdown MORE's (D-Calif.) office to demand the formation of a congressional committee on climate change.