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Navy Midshipmen Taunt Army for Graduating Avowed Communist

Navy Midshipmen Taunt Army for Graduating Avowed Communist
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By    |   Saturday, 09 December 2017 07:06 PM EST

Navy midshipmen at the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia Saturday held up signs taunting their counterparts from West Point for graduating a Communism supporter earlier this year.

Tweets posted online showed midshipmen holding up signs saying "Not Communist" and "Communism Won’t Win."

In addition, Navy midshipmen also chanted "Communists" when Army cadets tried to start a motivational chant, The Daily Caller reports.

They targeted Army Officer 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone, who posted photos touting his support for Communism at his West Point graduation ceremony in September.

He was also photographed wearing a T-shirt bearing the image of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara under his West Point uniform.

In addition, Rapone has identified himself as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, according to news reports, and has slammed Defense Secretary James Mattis on Twitter.

Rapone's actions on social media, however, might have violated the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Daily Caller reports.

It states that "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."

In October, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio called for Rapone to lose his military commission, saying that he also should be required to repay his West Point tuition.

The Army's Black Knights won this year's game, 14-13.

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Navy midshipmen at the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia Saturday held up signs taunting their counterparts from West Point for graduating a Communism supporter earlier this year.
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