GOP lawmakers demand answers on Merchant Marine Academy official’s anti-white male tweet

Republican lawmakers are calling for a response from the superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy over the social media activity of one of its officials who made disparaging anti-white, anti-male remarks on Twitter and whether such views are reflective of the institution as a whole.

In a Friday letter to the academy’s superintendent, Vice Admiral Joanna Nunan, members of the House Anti-Woke Caucus brought attention to a 2020 tweet by Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Director Anton Tripolskii – who was hired for the $142,595 salaried job last year – in which he expressed the belief that white men are the root of all racial and misogynist evil, disgusting remarks that are sadly all too common within the organizational hierarchies of today’s corporations and educational institutions as well as the new “woke” military under the Biden regime.

“We don’t have forces who do right by survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence because we don’t have forces who don’t abuse Brown and Black people. Same forces, same reasons. Misogyny and racism grow from the same white, male root,” Tripolskii wrote in his controversial tweet, one of many expressing similar sentiments that he has posted.

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“We write to convey our concerns about the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Director, Anton Tripolskii. Specifically, we write to request clarification from the Merchant Marine Academy about whether Mr. Tripolskii’s outspoken comments about race and gender in the United States are reflective of the academy and its beliefs,” the letter reads, pointing out that the offensive tweet was not a “one-off incident” and that he had previously shared a tweet that “again seemed to suggest that white men were uniquely capable of radical violence.”

The shared tweet was from a user suggesting that “White men with a history of domestic and sexual violence” are more likely to become “radicalized terrorists.”

In another of Tripolskii’s tweets, he posted a political cartoon depicting a police state goon blocking off a Christian church while stores with signs reading “Twitter Drama” and “Fiona Apple Album” are allowed to remain open for business.

“This is my heaven,” he wrote.

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“We would hope that the Merchant Marines would disavow Mr. Tripolskii’s argument that society lacks the capacity to treat survivors of rape and sexual assault or, more generally, Americans of all ethnicities with dignity and respect,” the lawmakers wrote. “In the same vein, we would hope the Merchant Marines would disavow the argument that any failures to that effect ‘grow from the same white, male root.'”

The lawmakers asked Nunan, “You have repeatedly stated the importance of inclusion at Kings Point. Do you believe that Mr. Tripolskii’s social media account disparaging white men as a group is inclusive language?”

The letter was signed by Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Mary Miller (R-Ill.), and Brian Babin (R-Texas) and comes amid reports from some midshipmen that the USMMA has been infiltrated by “woke” left-wing ideology under Vice Adm. Nunan and Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg with the Merchant Marine under the purview of his department.

Earlier this year, the academy made headlines for covering up the “Christ on the Water” painting of Jesus guiding seamen that has been displayed in a conference room at the King’s Point, NY academy for 76 years, another example of the ongoing war on God being waged by the ascendant political left.

“Mr. Tripolskii’s comments are divisive and wrong and disqualify him from employment at a U.S. Service Academy,” Rep. Banks told Fox News Digital.

According to the academy’s website: “The United States Merchant Marine Academy is a federal service academy that educates and graduates leaders of exemplary character who are committed to serve the national security, marine transportation, and economic needs of the United States as licensed Merchant Marine Officers and commissioned officers in the Armed Forces. With 95 percent of the world’s products transported over water, these leaders are vital to the effective operation of our merchant fleet for both commercial and military transport in peace and war. Academy graduates abide by the motto: ‘Acta Non Verba,’ or ‘Deeds Not Words,’ and are leaders that exemplify the concept of service-above-self.”

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