You really have to wonder what sort of vetting is going on at West Point these days, when you have open Communists wearing Che Guevara t-shirts prancing around campus.
The US Army has condemned the actions of a West Point grad and current infantry officer who has been posting pro-communism messages on social media as a show of support for Colin Kaepernick.
In one of his most recent posts, Second Lt. Spenser Rapone can be seen donning a Che Guevara shirt underneath his military uniform.
In another, he holds up a fist and points his cap towards the camera — showing the words “Communism will win” scrawled on the inside.
“#VeteransForKaepernick,” Rapone wrote in the now-viral tweet, which was posted Sunday amid the NFL’s headline-grabbing national anthem protests.
The post prompted Army officials to open an investigation on Tuesday after it sparked widespread outrage on social media.
“Hey @realDonaldTrump, can you pass this along to Secretary Mattis? He might want to know about open Communists in the ranks,” wrote one Twitter user.
“West Point cadets are under contract with the DoD,” another said, in response. “This is a punishable offense under the UCMJ. Making political statements while in unform.”
Army officials issued a statement Tuesday, condemning Rapone’s actions.
“The U.S. Military Academy strives to develop leaders who internalize the academy’s motto of Duty, Honor, Country, and who live the Army values. Second Lieutenant Rapone’s actions in no way reflect the values of the U.S. Military Academy or the U.S. Army,” the statement said.
“As figures of public trust, members of the military must exhibit exemplary conduct, and are
prohibited from engaging in certain expressions of political speech in uniform. Second Lieutenant Rapone’s chain of command is aware of his actions and is looking into the matter. The academy is prepared to assist the officer’s chain of command as required.”
After his photo supporting Kaepernick went viral, Rapone appeared to mock the ensuing outrage.
“In case there was any lingering doubt, hasta la victoria siempre,” Rapone tweeted Monday, attaching the photo showing the Guevara shirt.
He’s got to go, without question, but not before an extended stay in a military prison. Of course, he’ll quickly become a leftwing darling, but who’s surprised liberals would embrace enemies in our midst?
It’s what they do.
Meanwhile, this punk’s father has disavowed his lunatic son.
Meanwhile Rapone’s father, Lawrence County Treasurer Richard Rapone, disavowed his son’s political views on his public Facebook page.
He wrote “As a young man, Spenser personified patriotism and in high school was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.”
He explains that Spenser did not get into West Point right away, so he enlisted in the Army after high school and was later deployed to Afghanistan before attending West Point.
His father wrote “It’s my belief when he returned back from Afghanistan there was a notable difference in his political views. Spenser is my son and I love him dearly however I do not like nor condone his politics, his actions or behavior.”
Hmm, sounds like Bowe Bergdahl.