Tea Party Marine Who Wrote “Screw Obama” Faces Other Than Honorable Discharge
Gary Stein’s lawyer says his First Amendment rights are being violated.
Stein, 26, has maintained a webpage for the last two years about the armed forces tea party group he founded, including a disclaimer that the views were his own and didn’t reflect those of his employer.
But according to his attorney, Stein never ran into any trouble until last month, when he wrote: “Screw Obama. I will not follow all orders from him.”
That was when an administrative separation board made up of three Marines recommended that Stein receive an “other than honorable discharge” from the Marine Corps, meaning he would not receive any benefits following his nine years of military service. His contract with the Marines was scheduled to expire on July 28.