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 GorkaGorka says subway murder proves illegal immigration 'is a national security threat' Dems call for revoking Kushner's security clearance Christie says Trump hired 'riffraff' in new book 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 ClintonFor 2020, Democrats are lookin’ for somebody to love A year since Parkland: we have a solution Washington restaurant celebrates holiday with presidential drinks MORE and his ilk would at least rein in the loonies."

"When you’ve got Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisNewsom endorses Kamala Harris for president Constitutional conservatives need to oppose the national emergency Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by America's 340B Hospitals — Dems blast rulemaking on family planning program | Facebook may remove anti-vaccine content | Medicare proposes coverage for new cancer treatment 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 PelosiConstitutional conservatives need to oppose the national emergency House Judiciary Dems seek answers over Trump's national emergency declaration Why don't we build a wall with Canada? MORE's (D-Calif.) office to demand the formation of a congressional committee on climate change.