During an interview with the BBC, Mr. Gorka said of Sec. of State Rex Tillerson, “The idea that Secretary Tillerson is going to discuss military matters is simply nonsensical,” he continued, “It is the job of Secretary Mattis, the secretary of defense, to talk about the military options, and he has done so unequivocally.”
On Fox News Thursday, Mr. Gorka denied making a statement that was broadcast globally on BBC, “I never said that ” Mr. Gorka said. He called reports of his actual statement, “fake news 101”.
He added, “I was admonishing the journalists of the fake news industrial complex…who are demanding…our chief diplomat…makes the military case for action when that is not the mandate of the secretary of state.”