Gorka Says Criticizing Trump’s Newly Created Crime Office Is ‘Un-American’

White House aide Sebastian Gorka said Wednesday that objections to President Donald Trump’s creation of a new office to highlight crimes committed by undocumented immigrants are “un-American.”

Gorka condemned the objections to Trump’s creation of the Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement office, or VOICE, as “disgusting” in an interview with WPHT first flagged by CNN’s KFILE.

“We want to help the victims, the victims of crime, the victims of people who have already broken the law by being here,” he said. “If you object to that, you are in favor of pain, in favor of tragedy, and in favor of chaos, and that is un-American.”

Trump’s announcement during his address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night was met with boos and hissing.

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