You’ve probably heard the story by now: Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was fired from the Space Force after promoting his new book, which calls out Marxism and critical race theory in the U.S. military.
He made the mistake of suggesting that today’s “diversity training” in the armed forces is poisonous and hugely problematic. Of course, this runs counter to the liberal rhetoric.
But now, 23 Republican lawmakers are racing to his rescue.
Led by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), these GOP members believe the firing of Lohmeier was both wrong and hypocritical. They also say Lohmeier’s statements are simply “level-headed critique.”
That’s why they just sent a letter to acting Air Force secretary John Roth and Space Force Commander Gen. Jay Raymond, demanding Lohmeier be reinstated.
They’re not only fighting for freedom of speech in this case, but they’re also condemning the teaching of critical race theory in the Department of Defense.
And they’re not about to be silent.
Here’s a portion of the letter they sent (from Breitbart):
We call on you to reinstate Lieutenant Colonel Lohmeier immediately, barring any violations of the UCMJ which have not been publicly disclosed.
Whether you agree with him or not, no rational American can review his level-headed critique of critical race theory-based ‘diversity, equity, and inclusion’ training the military is currently conducting and conclude that his comments on that subject deserve relief of command.
In a separate statement, Lamborn called critical race theory a “Marxist ideology” that only spreads “racial prejudice and collective guilt.”
He added that Lt. Col. Lohmeier merely combated the increasing leftist extremism, and he “should be praised for his courage.”
On top of that, the letter dives into the apparent discrepancy pointed out by Lohmeier’s firing:
For instance, then-Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright accused the Air Force of racism last year, and an Air Force colonel ghost-wrote articles that called out “culture issues” within the military.
The latter individual wasn’t fired — he was actually given a new job on the Air Force staff.
Plus, the letter cities other military leaders attacking conservative personality Tucker Carlson, who is also a private citizen:
There were no actions taken against any of these senior leaders who publicly, in uniform, and from official Department of Defense accounts lambasted a private U.S. citizen for having an opinion regarding defense policy which differed from the official DOD policy.
We have never seen anything like it.
So, if all these people kept their jobs, why was Lohmeier fired?
The letter suggests that the only difference is the “ideological content of his remarks.” And if that’s the case, then he was axed just because of a difference of opinion, which seems very wrong.
In the end, Lohmeier learned what happens when you dare to call out the leftist regime.
It has become so powerful that even the military doesn’t dare stand against it, and they’re willing to fire perfectly capable, intelligent individuals just to appease the leftist mob.
But these 23 Republicans are fighting back. They don’t believe Lohmeier should’ve been fired, and millions of citizens will likely stand with them.