Ingraham Snaps at Gorka After He Scolds Her on Syria: ‘Don’t Get On Your Moral High Horse’


Laura Ingraham sparred with Sebastian Gorka on Fox News, after the Hungarian former Trump aide invoked the founding fathers to defend Friday night’s airstrikes in Syria.

Ingraham pressed Gorka on why the United States, along with France and Britain, was leading the charge against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria after the chemical attack in Douma.

“Where the heck is the world community?” she asked.

“It doesn’t exist,” Gorka declared. “Without American leadership there is no action.”

“We’re out of money,” Ingraham shot back. “It’s not 1995 anymore Sebastian.”

“So we let children get gassed?” Gorka charged.

“I’m not saying that,” Ingraham contended, as the two went back and forth over whether the U.S. should intervene in the Middle East.

At one point, Jim Hanson, president of the Security Studies Group, argued that Gulf nations like Saudi Arabia “don’t have the capability to do this.”

“They don’t have the capability?!” Ingraham exclaimed, with a laugh. “They have big money, what are we talking about!?”

Gorka, mic still on, could be heard off screen muttering, “Oh god” to himself.

At the end of the segment, Ingraham gave Gorka the last word.

“If we do nothing, then America as a nation starts to lose its meaning for what it represents,” Gorka said. “I know you believe in what that nation represents. You’re a believer. You believe in the eternal values that our founding fathers instilled in our founding documents. If those documents mean anything today, we take this action.”

“I think we can all pull out quotes from the framers about foreign entanglements,” Ingraham said with a laugh.

“It’s not funny, Laura, it’s not funny,” Gorka said.

“Sebastian, don’t get on your moral high horse with me, don’t play that game with me tonight,” Ingraham shot back.

“You’re making it like a joke,” Gorka protested, as fellow guest Sara Carter looked extremely uncomfortable.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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