Press Secretary Sanders dodges question about Sebastian Gorka's electric chair comment

The former Trump administration official said Hillary Clinton should be convicted of treason like the Rosenbergs, who “got the chair”

From the October 27 White House press briefing:

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REPORTER: I want to ask you about a comment that Sebastian Gorka made on Fox News. I know that he doesn't work for the White House anymore, but he claims to be very still involved in knowing what's going on here. He was talking about the Uranium One deal and Hillary Clinton and said, “If this had happened in the 1950s, there would be people up on treason charges right now. This is the equivalent to what the Rosenbergs did, and those people got the [electric] chair. Think about it.” Doesn't the president agree with that statement? 

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: I hadn't even seen those comments. I'm not going to comment on Sebastian Gorka or validate that. I can tell you that we do think there is a lot of cause for concern regarding that deal, and we certainly think that it should be looked into, but I can't comment beyond that on somebody outside the administration's comments. 


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