Senator wants West Point grad booted

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio wants officials at West Point to revoke the commission of an officer who tweeted photos of himself with pro-communist messages while in uniform.

Rubio wrote to acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy this week, calling the images an “extreme embarrassment” for the U.S. military, according to the Military Times.

“It is extremely concerning that someone who so often expressed such hostile views towards the United States’ system of government was able to obtain a commission,” he wrote. “(His) revolutionary ideas were harbored long before he was commissioned as an Army second lieutenant. Were West Point administrators or faculty aware of his views and behavior?”

In one photo, 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone is seen wearing a Che Guevara shirt under his uniform. In another photo, he reveals that the words “communism will win” are written under his hat. The photos were taken at his graduation in May 2016.

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  • jim hogan

    kick his ass out,

  • Jail him for sedition!

    • fempatriot

      Well, sedition is objecting to what your government is doing–and many times government is wrong and needs for the people to tell them….Lincoln (who was a real tyrant, btw) instituted that sedition stuff during the Civil War–which should never have happened, but it’s over and that’s a whole new topic…It was wrong for our government to condone slavery for 200 years and then just yank the rug out from under the South without compensating them for their losses made by setting the slaves free. Leaving the freed slaves here so that their hatred could fester is one of the reasons why we have more problems today…I doubt that today even the haters would go back to Africa if we paid them. (Not all blacks feel this way, too. Many are productive Americans.)

  • abobinmn

    I’m with Rubio. This is not only disgraceful but this 2nd Lt Rapone is a threat to the USA. Eliminate the enemy at once

    • Maxine Simon

      AGREE. Trump can take care of this! Wish he would..

    • Snake

      His beliefs are 100% contradictory with the Constitution which means he lied when he took his oath! He is unfit for service or citizenship in this country – if he can’t be deported, send him to Leavenworth or EXHILE HIM!

      • hpinnc

        – – – – – – – – – or send him to join osama bin laden!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Nastyoldone

      Kick him out BUT make him pay for his education. Have his records show his un american attitude.

  • phonewiz

    He is not an officer, he is a trader! I have a son in the Air Force Academy. He and the Air Force said he would never have gotten this far, he would have been found out and removed way before this. My son said he and other officers at Air Force Academy will gladly stomp a MUD HOLE in the traitors forehead and remove whats left of him when finished!! As an old Vietnam Vet I agree! treat him like the communist he is! The Army is at fault for letting this get this far and he still there!!

    • Maxine Simon

      Sick isn’t it. Thank you for your Service Sir. Your Son is right on, Bless him. Hopefully Rubio will get heat on them and he will be removed. This is part of NWO, As the poster above you stated. Wish Sessions would do his JOB and get law, order and Justice back. He needs FIRED And we need a Ball busting AG who wont tolerate the hate, the groups the out of Control of anti-American Lunatics we have.

      • hpinnc

        I was all in favor of Jeff Sessions becoming the AG, but since he “recused” himself from this Russian investigation, I haven’t had much respect for him since. I feel he needs to “un-recuse” himself immediately & do his job, or if he can’t do that, he needs to resign & go back to Alabama. Who asked him to recuse himself, not the Pres., not Mueller, who? You can bet if it were a democrat, he wouldn’t have recused himself. I am sick & tired of republican wussy, wimps, who are so afraid to stand up & act like they had some gall, & start acting like the democrats,do, they for sure don’t do us any favors, we let them get by with all kinds of fraud, because no repub. wants to stand up to them.

    • Deplorable Robert

      He is a “Traitor” you mean?😎

      • phonewiz

        Never claimed to be a good speller! Thanks for the correction! Surprised it was you, thought my wife was correcting my spelling again.LOL

        • Deplorable Robert

          Sorry about that. I am usually not a word nazi,. Some on here get so nasty if you misspelled anything. I even do sometimes, if I forget to proof read before I hit the POST IT button. Thanks for the replay, and remember to keep your powders dry! And keep up the Good Fight😎

  • fempatriot

    This disrespect for all things AMERICAN is growing. Can’t you people see that? It’s a concerted effort to do away with everything that the United States of America is supposed to stand for! Destroy from within–that’s their game…We need LOYALTY AND PATRIOTISM like we never have had before or we will be sucked into the New World Order without a whimper. And then it will be too late.

    • James Hopkins

      I agree, Time we patriots stood up and said no more, I am fed up and I’am not going to take it anymore. Congress get together with our Preisdent or lose the next election. We are tired of your (Dems mostly) obstructionist plans! Republicans, you better take notice!

    • Pat

      The Democrat Party has fostered DIVISION and HATRED of America for years….

      • hpinnc

        – – – – – – – – – – – especially the last 8 yrs. under the obama administration. All of you republican RINOs need to get on board the TRUMP TRAIN or get put off the train in the next [ 2018 ] election. Apparently they did not hear the ppl. in 2016, but I think the ppl. are coming again, this time we’re not waiting for Mr Trump to drain the swamp, we will help him do it at the polls. We ARE SICK & TIRED of all the fraud, lying & colluding that has been going on for the past 40+ yrs, & we are tired of the media networks who are in cahoots with the demo. party.

    • hpinnc

      fempatriot, you are correct, but it needs to be taught in the early grades. That’s the whole problem, for yrs. the democrats have run our education dept. & the wimpy repubs. let them, keep eating away, little by little, at American Exceptionalism. I see more & more displays of anti-American things in our society. The wearing of these CHE T shirts, the twisting of our history to present the American story as one of imperialism against third-world countries. [ & I’m not saying there weren’t things going on that were not true to the ideals of our country ] but, all & all I think this country has given millions of $$$ to poor countries, we have helped countrys develop their natural resources. This country has done more than any other country in history to help the oppressed & down-trodden. Of course our history writers are led by liberal, socialist,marxist ,NWO, globalists. This is the B/S being taught in our public schools now-a-days. That is why we have lots of young ppl. coming out of schools that know all about PC & multiculturalism, but knows nothing about how our constitution works or what it stands for. If they had learned anything in HS about the electoral college, they would comprehend why we need it, instead of wanting to do away with it. It is what it is, I’m getting along in years, & I had hoped Mr Trump could turn this country around, but he can’t do it by himself, he needs a congress with some back-bone!!!!!!!!!

  • enemy inflltrator,learning how our military works from the inside

    • Fred Reinhard

      If there is one there are more. And how high (rank), do some go. Remember Major Hassan who murdered all those soldiers at Ft. Good.

      • probably! the result of the new”inclusiveness” of the Army and US armed forces in general

      • hpinnc

        I would have executed him before a firing squad, if it were left to me. I would thin out some these traitors.

  • David Phipps

    Take away his diploma, strike his grades from the records and make him Repay the cost of his Education. Either Repay it or Ten Years at Leavenworth.

    • DonOldGuy

      Couldn’t believe this when I first saw it. Certainly hope the discipline has been meted out by now. If there is anything we need less than further division and mistrust in the military in America today, I don’t know what it could be. BTW are you “Carney” Phipps from MSU?

  • Samuel Stephens

    My suggestion, he be dishonorably discharged from the military, degrees withdrawn, some prison time. If the Marine Corps punishes a Marine for having a bible verse on display on her desk, then what kind of punishment short of death should he “2n Lt. Spencer Rapone” be given?

    • Fred Reinhard

      Against the wall. What damage would this Communist have done on the battlefield.

    • James Hopkins

      Shot for being a communist spy

  • monongahela

    He should not only be booted out of the military but America too!

    • hpinnc

      He should loose his citizenship & sent to Venezuela & never allowed to set foot in this country ever again.

  • BlueEyedAl

    He belongs in the stockade.

  • James Hopkins

    I do not know how he got in in the first place. They should not only revoke his commission but charge him as a spy.

    • fempatriot

      He’s probably just some young fool who has bought into anti-American rhetoric because so much of that is going around today. But–believe it or not–the communist party is still alive and well and gone underground today. But it is still here, working tirelessly to undermine all things that keep the USA going. It should have been outlawed, I feel. And that young man should at least be kicked out dishonorably but left to his own foolishness. His name may be Hispanic. If so, Che G. is a hero to many of them, even if he was a “communist.”

  • Walter Wiedenbeck

    Let him meditate in the brig for 10 years.
    ICCS(SS) USN retired.

  • Maxine Simon

    All my Friends here. Please if you have a twitter and or FB, Please Message to President Trump & MadDog, . Need to let him Know what we expect should be done. We are Peaceful, Reasonable Americans. But it is past time to get LOUD. Enough. We are at war here on US soil, enemy’s in Numbers of this Globalist Left, Dems doing all to Destroy the US. ENOUGH! Start getting a lot louder, pressure, its about time to take to the streets, demanding these obstructionist, Criminals, Traitors start paying a price.

  • generalJed

    Senator Joseph McCarthy was right: There are communists under every bed! Communists should all be declared terrorists. They are still the worst threat to our country. Look at what happened to Venezuela when they did not take care of this problem. Lt. Rapone will probably end up as a professor in an Ivy League college.

    • hpinnc

      or at West Point!!!!!!!!!!!! He should have been court-martialed by now. I find it reprehensible that he has applied, been accepted, gone through the entire program there at West Point & graduated & commissioned a 2nd Lt., & now just finding out he is a communist. Is he in the brig.? Is he free to leave? Is he still going to be allowed to lead a company of men into battle? I think it is a sad state of affairs that this jerk was not found out, evidently until somehow Sen. Rubio found out about it. Thank the Good Lord in Heaven he found out about this jerk & maybe there will be stricter vetting of those applying for entrance into our military academies. [ but I have my doubts anything will become of it ] I think the enemy is right here in our midst, going about his business, when the time is right, he will rise up, just like the idiot in Vegas, & strike. May God help us.

  • nightingayle

    there are way too many communists in our country in places they should not be allowed.. get rid of the puke

  • okijan

    Did you read what one of his professor said? The whole West Point is running scared of these guys and have no honor code, don’t enforce wearing their uniforms, dumb down the curriculum, taken out American history because its raciest. The LTC said he, the professor has been in trouble several times due to reporting, cheating, failing classes, reporting uniform fractions. What happened to West Point?! This is discusting.

    • hpinnc

      This sounds like some of the marxist, socialist, liberal, OWO, globalist B/S. further propagated by obama & his administration. You have listed enough infractions for him to be kicked out. It seems to me these liberals are enemies of the state & have been emboldened to allow this B/S in our public schools, colleges & universities & yes, even our military institutions. The ppl. in charge in these institutions are afraid to make waves for fear of being thought a racist or of losing their prestigious job. We need some ppl. in charge who are not intimidated by these UN-American idiots.

      • okijan

        There going to investigate

  • Gerry Costa

    Should have already been done. But that’s okay because he will be dealt with “in the field” by his own people.

  • Terry Butts

    While I agree anyone who sports anti American beliefs should not be in a military position where they can actually harm this nation I do not see it happening especially with all the other anti American nonsense they FORCE the military to put up with in the name of the liberals worshiping of DIVERSITY and TOLERANCE above the US constitution and the PEOPLES rights outlined therein.

  • MoBetter2

    Why is this despicable POS not in the brig awaiting court martial, conviction and a dishonorable conduct discharge?

    • hpinnc

      Mo Better2, I guess the liberals left over from the obama administration, are afraid to do anything that might hurt his little feelings. If they did what you suggested he would probably be expected to repay his schooling. Back in my day, he would probably be tried & if found guilty, he could be facing a firing suad, which is what he would deserve if found guilty.

  • Pat

    Rapone is obviously a Democrat who hates America…..He probably wants to get thrown out of the army so he won’t have to honor his commitment….If they throw him out they should charge him for tuition.

  • Ricarrdo estavans

    We have communist Generals (Wesley Clark), colonels, majors, captains, lieutenants, sargents, corporals and privates who have infiltrated our armed forces. This fool is one of many. We have communists in the Senate and House. We have communists in the supreme court. We have communists in sensitive positions throughout the government.Bill clinton and Hillary are socialists. Chuck Schumer is an avowed socialist. Bernie Sanders is a self proclaimed marxist. They are everywhere. I hope fragging is still popular.