Last Updated on September 18th, 2017
September 18th, 2017
Written by Tagan Trahoon
The Civil Air Patrol Squadron has reinstated a former Kansas commander after his threatening posts to a state legislator.
The Topeka Capital Journal reports Lieutenant Col. Johnathan Holder, who led a squadron in Emporia, recently resigned his command after posting several comments on social media claiming Rep. Stephanie Clayton , R-Overland Park, ought to die. Holder posted these comments after Clayton introduced a bill banning the carrying of firearms in colleges and universities.
Although Clayton's bill was rejected by the 2017 legislature, Holder believed his civil rights were being threatened. The former Lieutenant Col. referred to anyone offended by his comments as intolerant.
Holder has since been reinstated to the volunteer organization of the Civil Air Patrol Squadron. Col. Linette Lahan says Holden is clear to participate in the organization again, however he has yet to return. Holder is currently classified as inactive with the organization.