CNN's Erin Burnett speaks to Marine Sergeant Gary Stein about his possible dismissal from the military. Was it free speech or grounds for discharge? Tune in at 7p ET for tonight's interview.
(CNN) - A politically active Marine who has questioned President Barack Obama's authority said Thursday that he is facing administrative discharge proceedings over his comments.
Sgt. Gary Stein, who founded the Armed Forces Tea Party, said his commanding officer at Camp Pendleton near San Diego has accused him of violating a catch-all military justice provision against conduct endangering "good order and discipline."
He is also accused of violating a Department of Defense policy limiting the political activities of service members.
Stein came under scrutiny from Marine officials after saying he would not obey Obama's orders.