UPDATED 8:29 AM PT – Monday, May 17, 2021
The Biden administration is facing pushback after firing a U.S. Space Force guardian for speaking out against Marxism. On Sunday, congressman Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) asserted the former unit commander is a patriot and should not have been removed.
Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was removed for raising serious concerns regarding Marxist ideologies.
He is a patriot and should not have been removed from his post. https://t.co/fT51L8jmO0
— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@RepCawthorn) May 16, 2021
Matthew Lohmier, who is also a best-selling author, was terminated over comments he made on a recent podcast. While speaking on “information operation,” Lohmier’ said critical race theory is being pushed on U.S. institutions and is dividing Americans.
“What I found useful not just to the military service member but also to every American, whether their an attorney, wearing a uniform or a stay at home parent or a school teacher, everyone needs to be properly educated on what critical race theory is,” he stated. “How it has roots in Marxism, which most people don’t understand. ”
The police commissioner of the New York Police Department also weighed in by suggesting Lt. Stephen Whiting should be investigated for removing the award winning author over his comments.