West Point Releases Strongly Worded Statement on Commie Grad Spenser Rapone
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.
LawNewz verified the legitimacy of the photograph with Rapone himself. He is currently in the field until Friday and unable to answer detailed questions.
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.
Spenser Rapone’s father, Richard Rapone posted his regrets on his son’s offensive tweets to Facebook. The Facebook post has since been deleted.
Richard is The Lawrence County Treasurer.
West Point released a statement via the official West Point website addressing the controversy surrounding Spenser Rapone’s ‘Communism will win’ social media posts.
RESPONSE TO SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS BY USMA GRADUATE — September 26, 2017
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.
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.
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) September 26, 2017