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Big-time middle-eastern bigot Sebastian Gorka has been lying low since the pressures of being exposed as a possibly Nazi-sympathizing insane person made him … go a little insane. Now, the Intercept is reporting that another “Gorka,” with clearly similar racist political opinions, is taking on an important position in our country’s security apparatus. 

Katharine Gorka, a controversial national security analyst and anti-Muslim activist, has been named as an “adviser” to the Department of Homeland Security’s policy office, after serving on President Trump’s transition team for the department. During Barack Obama’s presidency, Gorka extensively criticized DHS for teaching employees — wrongly, in her view — that Islam is a religion of peace.

Gorka’s appointment is listed in documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the watchdog group American Oversight. Her title, as of April 7, is listed as adviser to the department’s office of policy. The documents also list a previous “temporary transitional” appointment in the chief of staff’s office, with a pay grade listed as GS-15, the highest standard pay for a federal civil servant, indicating a salary of at least $8,600 a month.

It seems to pay pretty well to be a bigot these days. And with the way that Trump and the Republican Party want to run our country into the ground, being a bigot for hire may be the only government jobs left. Like her husband, Katharine Gorka is a special kind of hate-filled stupid.

In a 2014 column, she wrote in defense of five Republican members of Congress who claimed in 2012, without evidence, that Muslim extremists had infiltrated the federal government, and that Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The allegations were denounced as Islamophobic conspiracy theories even by other Republicans.

Here’s a clip of Mrs. Gorka denying data to explain that Muslims are out to steal your children.

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