Katharine Gorka is the lovely wife of Hungarian-American national security advisor, Sebastian Gorka. Her husband was hired under Trump’s administration currently serving as deputy assistant to the President.
Katharine’s husband is currently under fire following an interview in which he said ‘getting dirt is what political campaigns do.’
This isn’t the first time Gorka gets in trouble. Back in May, reports surfaced saying Gorka could be leaving the White House over his links to Hungarian far-right groups.
He also was unable to get clearance for the national security council after he was charged last year with carrying a weapon at Ronald Reagan Washington national airport. He wore a medal awarded to his father by the Hungarian group Vitezi Rend. The group, which was anti-Soviet, has been linked by some to Nazi colluders.
Gorka, who is in his 40s, was born in London to Hungarian parents who had fled during the country’s 1956 failed anti-Soviet revolution. Prior to immigrating to the United States, Gorka had mounted an unsuccessful political career in Hungary and, in doing so, once expressed support for a far-right militia in the country.
Gorka and his wife, Katharine, have both been linked to the Vitezi Rand as well as other ties to the Hungarian right and anti-Muslim views. Meet Sebastian’s collaborator and wife, Katharine Gorka in her top facts below.
1. Katharine Gorka is a Virginia native.
Katharine Fairfax Cornell was born in McLean, Virginia. She is the daughter of Mortimer Ryon,who served as the president of Cornell Iron Works in Mountaintop, Pennsylvania.
2. She is well educated.
According to her LinkedIn, Mrs. Gorka graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a master’s degree in international political economy from the London School of Economics.
3. Katharine Gorka is an official at the Department of Homeland Security.
Back in November it was announced Katharine Gorka, a national security analyst, was selected by Trump to be part of the DHS “landing team.”
4. She is a is a well-known figure among anti-Muslim campaigners.
Katharine Gorka specializes in discussing the threat posed by Muslims to the United States. She has complained bitterly that the Department of Homeland Security trains its agents — falsely, in her opinion — that Islam is a “religion of peace.”
5. She is currently listed as the president of a non-governmental association.
The wife and mom is the president of the Council on Global Security. And the principal of Threat Knowledge Group, a consulting firm.
6. She previously worked in Budapest.
While living in Budapest, she was the regional director of the National Forum Foundation. She was also a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute in New York. Until 2014, she served as the executive director at The Westminster Institute.
7. She and Sebastian Gorka were married in Hungary.
The couple was married in July 1996 , at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Sopron -a city in Hungary. They moved to the US in 2008.
8. She is a mother.
Katharine and Sebastian are the parents of two children, son Paul and a daughter; Julia. Julia Gorka attended Trinity College and works at Boating In DC. Paul Gorka attended Langley High School.
9. She is also an author.
Before joining the Trump transition, Katharine Gorka was a contributing author to Breitbart.
10. Check out Katharine Gorka on Facebook here.
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