West Point Commie May Have Been Radicalized by His Mentor at the Military Academy
After coming out as a communist on Twitter this week, 2nd Lieutenant Spenser Rapone, a U.S. Military Academy graduate and antifa-supporter, is not garnering any support outside of the extreme far left. In fact, the Democrat who nominated Rapone to West Point has "aggressively disavowed" his comments — as has his own father.
Rapone, who currently serves in the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, attracted widespread
criticism horror this week after posting pro-communist photos of himself on Twitter.
Rapone, who goes by @punkproletarian on his now private Twitter account, also tweeted a photo indicating that he is a "socialist organizer" for the Democratic Socialists of America.
This is what the 2nd lieutenant thinks of the secretary of Defense:
In other posts, Rapone shared a photo of himself holding Karl Marx's “Communist Manifesto” and a photo of One World Trade Center with him holding a communist red star on the top.
He also tweeted out that he’ll “happily” dance on GOP Sen. John McCain’s grave and stated that Vice President Mike Pence "is a f*cking medieval, cold-blooded killer.”
Rapone claimed in a Reddit post that his inspiration for infiltrating the military was traitor Chelsea Manning, who also served in the 10th Mountain Division.
Former Rep. Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania told The Daily Caller that Rapone has let him down.
“Several years ago, I met Spenser Rapone when he was a high school student seeking an appointment to West Point,” Altmire said. “At the time, he was an outstanding, well-rounded student who came from a good family. I have not been in touch with him in the years since the appointment, and I was shocked and extremely disappointed in the recent reports of his indefensible actions.”
West Point applicants need to receive a nomination in order to be considered and typically turn to U.S. politicians for recommendations.
“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,” Altmire, who served from 2007 to 2013, told The Daily Caller.
Richard Rapone, a treasurer in Lawrence County, Pa., spoke out against his son in a Facebook post that has since been removed.