Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), the ranking member on the Senate panel, said he is concerned after Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was relieved by the Space Force. Lohmeier had self-published a book that went into details about the spread of Marxism and the quasi-Marxist Critical Race Theory being utilized in training in the military. Lohmeier told a podcast that is worried that Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is pushing an agenda “rooted in critical race theory” that promotes “diversity, inclusion, and equity,” which that “will divide us.”
“Based on the information the committee has received so far and what’s been reported in the press, I am concerned. Members of our military should not only be able to speak out against Marxism, but they should be encouraged to do so—as long as they follow the rules and laws already in place,” Inhofe said in a statement over the past weekend.