Earlier this month, Townhall reported on the plight of Space Force Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, who was relieved of his duties for criticizing Marxism and how he feared it was coming to the military. People are taking notice and sticking up for Lohmeier, including Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR). Both of them have served, Crenshaw as a Navy SEAL and Cotton as an Army Captain.
The military was aware of Lohmeier's self-published book, "Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest and the Unmaking of the American Military." That he promoted and expanded upon its ideas during a podcast, though, was enough for his superiors to be concerned that his criticisms "constituted prohibited partisan political activity."
Sen. Cotton's Twitter account shared a tweet of him meeting with Lohmierer, as well as the senator noting he wants military members who have similar concerns to contact him.
Today I met with LtCol Matthew Lohmeier, who was fired for warning about the dangers of Marxism in the military. I was concerned by what I heard and will be pressing senior military leaders for answers. pic.twitter.com/gV6JCzU14I— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) May 27, 2021
A tweet from Rep. Crenshaw alerted that should any whistleblower wish to come forward, there will be a form for him or her to do so via the congressman's office, which will be shared with Sen. Cotton's office. With written permission, they will share such anonymous complaints to "expose" how "progressive Pentagon staffers have been calling the shots for our warfighters, and spineless military commanders have let it happen."
With written permission we will anonymously publish egregious complaints on social media and tell the country what’s happening in our military.— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) May 28, 2021
For too long, progressive Pentagon staffers have been calling the shots for our warfighters, and spineless military commanders have let it happen. Now we are going to expose you.— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) May 28, 2021
Crenshaw and Cotton are just two of many lawmakers to rush to come to Lohmeier's aid and raise such concerns about this priority of "woke ideology" in the military, to quote Rep. Crenshaw's tweet. Houston Keene highlighted many examples in his report for Fox News earlier this month.