The commander of the U.S Space Force has been fired, an explainer
The U.S ‘s Space Force Commander is now out of a job amid reports of wrongdoing on said job. Lt Col. Matthew Lohmeier appeared on a podcast this week where he apparently compared critical race theory to that of Marxism. Space Force officials, however, were fairly quick to respond and actually ended up removing him from his post as commander as a result of his comments.
Lohmeier said: ‘The diversity, inclusion and equity industry and the trainings we are receiving in the military…is rooted in critical race theory, which is rooted in Marxism.
‘Since taking command as a commander about 10 months ago, I saw what I consider fundamentally incompatible and competing narratives of what America was, is and should be.
‘That wasn’t just prolific in social media, or throughout the country during this past year, but it was spreading throughout the United States military. And I had recognized those narratives as being Marxist in nature.’
A spokesperson told The Military Times: ‘This decision was based on public comments made by Lt. Col. Lohmeier in a recent podcast.
‘Lt. Gen. Whiting has initiated a Command Directed Investigation on whether these comments constituted prohibited partisan political activity.’