Navy midshipmen held signs mocking their West Point counterparts Saturday for graduating an admitted communist during the annual Army-Navy football game.
The signs read “Not Communist” and “Communism Won’t Win.” Midshipmen also reportedly started chanting “Communists” when West Point cadets would try and get a motivational chant going.
Army Infantry Officer advocated for communism in uniform. Now the Navy is roasting them at the #ArmyNavyGame
Every time an Army chant starts, they scream “Communists!” pic.twitter.com/cKEsyNJNBX
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) December 9, 2017
The midshipmen’s target was current U.S. Army Officer 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone, an avowed communist and West Point graduate who posted photos online showing him touting his belief system at his graduation ceremony.
No political movement has killed more innocent people than communism. I wonder if Second Lt. Spenser Rapone knows that? pic.twitter.com/kGC8hhu2IJ
— Ken Webster Jr (@ProducerKen) September 27, 2017
Rapone’s social media presence may have also been a violation of article 88 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which states “any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida called for Rapone to lose his military commission in early October, and noted he should be required him to pay back his tuition costs.
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