American Legion removes post commander from national leadership role over Proud Boys affiliation

American Legion removes post commander from national leadership role over Proud Boys affiliation
Proud Boys // Anthony Crider, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — An American Legion post commander in Escondido has been removed by the veterans service organization from two national leadership roles after he bragged on social media about participating in a street brawl and joining the Proud Boys, the California state commander said. Photos shared on two social media accounts show J.B. Clark Post 149 Cmdr. Michael Sobczak, 56, wearing a Proud Boys jacket and marching along with other Proud Boys during a Dec. 12 pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., that turned violent. In a video shared on a personal Facebook account under the name “Mick...

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