West Point Knew about anti-American Cadet in 2015 and Did Nothing

West Point graduate, Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Spenser Rapone, who outed himself a week ago as being pro-Colin Kaepernick, pro-Communist and a fan of Chelsea Manning, was reported as being insubordinate and expressing extreme anti-American views on social media. The sworn report was made in 2015 while Rapone still at West Point, but it did not delay his graduation.

According to a scathing report obtained by The Daily Caller (embedded below) despite Spenser Rapone’s insubordination and extremist political views,  the Academy’s administration saw fit to allow Rapone to graduate in 2016 and become an officer in the U.S. Army.

In a social media post that concerned retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Heffington, an Academy history professor at the time, Rapone wrote, “F*ck this country and its false freedom.”

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In November 2015, after being removed from his Ranger battalion for violating standards, Rapone was a cadet in his final year at the academy. According to the report obtained by TheDC, after the latest in a series of incidents involving Rapone’s penchant for insubordination, Heffington became aware of Rapone’s radical leftist activity on social media and notified the cadet’s chain of command.

“From his various online rantings and posts, it appears that DCT Rapone is an avowed Marxist, which is completely out of line with the values of this nation and its Army,” Heffington said in a sworn statement. “Moreover, CDT Rapone’s posts indicate that he hates West Point, the U.S. Army, and indeed this country. One post dated 16 November 2015 states, ‘F*ck this country and its false freedom.’ He also … even implicitly justifies the actions of ISIS and blames the United States for terrorist attacks.”

Heffington concluded in his report, “I cannot reconcile the image of a first class cadet at West Point with the things he has posted online for the world to see. To me, these are red flags that cannot be ignored, and I fail to see how this individual can possibly graduate and become a commissioned officer in six months.”

That was the “nice part,” earlier in the report he explains the contempt Rapone has for his superior:

As an insubordinate Cadet who prefers communism to the American republic, how did Spenser Rapone graduate West Point and why is he an officer in the Army?


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