Mark didn’t realize that running for the Senate is a teeny bit harder than running for the House. Mark apparently has no respect for our military (or the ability of people to learn the truth behind the fiction).
DoD Under Secretary says Mark Kirk broke the law:
You see, most of this document is the usual regulation-laced DoD gobbledygook, but those last few sentences should be shockers to people who know how the military works. The Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Plans) is clearly stating that Kirk violated DoD regulations in the past by conducting ‘partisan political activities’ while on active duty. Not only that, but she is calling Kirk out over those violations.
And those violations are, in fact, a prosecutable offense. As the regulation states, ‘Violations of paragraphs 4.1. through 4.5. of this Directive by persons subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice are punishable under Article 92, ‘Failure to Obey Order or Regulation…” A violation of Article 92 is punishable by up to two years of confinement and a dishonorable discharge. Mark Kirk broke the law at least twice according to this memo and seems to have escaped any punishment at all.
It’s time for a punishment. “On your knees, Captain!” Oops wait, that would hardly be a punishment for Kirk.