Former Dem Lawmaker Who Nominated Commie West Point Grad Disavows: ‘I Have No Doubt U.S. Army Will Take Action’
The former Democrat lawmaker who nominated Communist Spenser Rapone to West Point strongly disavowed his tweets calling for political violence and claiming ‘Communism will win’.
The former Dem Rep. for Pennsylvania, Jason Altmire called Rapone’s tweets shocking, disappointing and abhorrent.
Rep. Altmire told the Daily Caller that he strongly disavows Rapone’s statements and believes he is in clear violation of Uniform Code of Military Justice. Altmire also said that he has no doubt the U.S. Army will take appropriate action.
“The behavior of 2nd Lieutenant Rapone is symbolic of a larger problem in our society — the epidemic of incivility in our public discourse,” Altmire continued. “While I strongly support the rights of American citizens to express their opinions, the actions of 2nd Lieutenant Rapone are abhorrent and appear to be in clear violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, in addition to being inconsistent with the values of the United States Military Academy. I have no doubt that the U.S. Army will take appropriate action.”
A photo of U.S. Army infantry officer and West Point graduate Spenser Rapone was making its rounds online Monday due to the fact that – while in his uniform – Rapone had the words “Communism will win” scrawled inside of his cap.
In the wake of the recent NFL protests, a West Point graduate and infantry officer tweeted out the following image with the caption: “#VeteransForKaepernick” – a disgusting display from an officer.
— Commie Bebop🌹 (@punkproletarian) September 24, 2017
LawNewz verified the legitimacy of the photograph with Rapone himself. He is currently in the field until Friday and unable to answer detailed questions.
One Twitter user noted that West Point cadets are “under contract with the DoD,” going on to state that Rapone’s actions are a “punishable offense under the UCMJ,” because Rapone is making political statements while in uniform.
Spenser Rapone’s father, Richard Rapone posted his regrets on his son’s offensive tweets.
Richard is The Lawrence County Treasurer.
Via Daily Caller: