From the May 11 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
ALLEN WEST: Undoubtedly I’ll have to disagree with West Point because they were in uniform, and you don't make those type of political statements in the uniform. But the most important thing we must realize is that the progressive left has created this incredible hypersensitive racial atmosphere in America. And just imagine if those were white male cadets and they were being -- taking a picture with a Confederate flag. Everyone would be screaming about an investigation of West Point and how they need to be disciplined and probably expelled from the school, but yet these young ladies are going to go on and get commissioned as army officers. But they must realize that the only power they should be concerned with is the power of the Constitution, that they're about to take an oath to support and defend.
BRIAN KILMEADE (HOST): Well, do you think -- why do you think they're getting away with it when they wouldn't have perhaps gotten away with it five, 10, 15 years ago?
WEST: Well because of this environment. And I think that is what is really upsets people. And that you have a double standard, it’s a duplicity that is out there. Without a doubt they should not have been in uniform doing this and that’s a major violation of our Uniform Code of Military Justice, making a political statement as such. And so West Point cannot just sweep this under the rug. And I'm quite sure the administration and the Department of Defense has a lot to do with that.