Repeatedly, AfD Brandner MP provided Twitter comments for problems. Now the Bundestag Legal Committee has consequences. Brandner has to go.
- AFD Vice Stephan brandner ceased to be chairman of the legal committee
- All fractions except AfD Brandner voted out
- deselection A committee chairman is historically in Bundestag history
November 13, 13:15 Patch: After clearing the AFDDeputy Stephan Brandner in the Legal Committee of Bundestag the politician himself as well as the party leaders Alexander Gauland and Alice Weidel the press. Emotions boiled and Weidel and Gauland he replied rather irritably at a journalist's question.
This one had Gauland asked how clearly the Anti-Semitism it should be until he gets sick. While Gauland was still fighting for the right answer, Weidel already shoots, "What is that stupid question?" Gauland furiously asks how the word "Judas would pay", the Brandner was anti-Semitic: "Judas and Jews have nothing to do with each other … What is absurd," says the party spokesman clearly. Weidel shoots behind it: "This testifies to non-education."
The background: Brandner It caused a scandal, among other things, when he called the Federal Cross of Merit for singer Udo Lindenberg a "Judas salary." However, criticism of Brandner's Tweet was not directed against the use of the word "Judaslohns" but against the context that led the politician to do so. The anti-Semitism allegations against Brandner came more through another of his tweets in connection with Halle's attack (see below).
but Gauland and Weidel He reacted very annoyed in the press statement later. This time it was a question of whether or with whom the AfD would take over the committee with Brandners and whether this party member was "whole." Weidel weighed in annoyance: "Another stupid question again." Gauland was a bit of a statesman and said angrily, "We only have integrity personalities – don't ask those questions."
However, on its Twitter page, AfD did not share the heated discussion with the press, but only its own statement without major interim questions from the same press statement.
Opinion of @Alice_Weidel, Alexander Gauland and @StBrandner on the deselection of the chairman of the Committee on Legal Affairs: "What has happened here is an imposition on democracy. There is only one united front from dark red to yellow-black and, on the other side, #AfD" pic.twitter.com/U2KH39jc4Y
– AFD Group at the German Bundestag (@AfDimBundestag) November 13, 2019
AfD Brandner about tweeting Halle to stop criticism – he backed off
Brandner was eliminated because of his controversial comments on the Twitter Internet service about the attack by Halle and musician Udo Lindenberg. In a tweet for critical AfD comments Lindenberg Brandner had written, "Sure, why drooling against us should / drool." To this end, the MP quoted a newspaper article for the Lindenberg Award to the Federal Cross of Merit and added the hashtag "#Judaslohn",
To Halle, he shared a tweet in which it was read after Halle's far right attack that politicians "rested" in front of synagogues. This evidently alluded to public solidarity meetings in front of Jewish places of worship. Brandner turned away from this tweet after much criticism later.
Brandner himself strongly criticized the actions of the other parties. "This is another low point for parliamentarism in Germany, which is another low point for democracy in Germany," he said. He will continue his work on the Legal Affairs Committee. AFD parliamentary group leader Alexander Gauland called the deselection "a mix of stupidity and smugness."
AfD politician voted against: Legal Affairs Committee chairman Brandner should go
November 13 at 10:00 AM Update: O Bundestag Legal Committee have the controversial AfD Stephan Brandner MP voted as president. It is a unique process in 70 years of parliament historyThe committee drew the consequences of several scandals that provoked the AfD politician in Thuringia. More recently, he caused a stir when he got up chirp the awarding of the Federal Cross of Merit to AfD critical rock singer Udo Lindenberg with the comment "Judaslohn" commented.
Previously, the 53-year-old lawyer had with their reactions to Halle's terrorist attack with two dead and several wounded caused outrage. Deputies from all factions except the AfD finally declared Brandner intolerable and called him to renounce but he refused. So they decided your uncheckafter the Bundestag Rules Committee previously stated that this was permitted under the very vague rules in force.
After the deselection: AfD politician Brandner criticized other parties
Brandner was now with the Voices from all factions except AfD He recalled, as the deputy spokesman for the Union's political group, Jan-Marco Luczak, announced. "Brandner's resignation is a clear signal against hatred and hatred – we are finally giving back his dignity to the office," he said.
The German Bar Association (DAV) held the Deselection for inevitableChief Executive Philipp Wendt said before the decision of the German Press Agency committee: "It is not possible for the law and this socially important committee to be represented by a person who insults, defames and incites resentment against certain sections of the population. "It is inconceivable that Brandner will continue to lead the committee.
Brandner himself strongly criticized the actions of the other parties. "This is another low point for parliamentarism in Germany, which is another low point for democracy in Germany," he said on the sidelines of the committee meeting.
First registration from November 13th at 9:00: O AFD brought a sharper tone to the Bundestag. This is what all other parties say and criticize. The Legal Committee should not be criticized. There must be the AfD MP Brandner be inclined as president. one single process,
It will be a historically unprecedented act: For the first time in the 70 years of Bundestag history one of its committees is likely to fire its chairman. The Legal Committee intends on Wednesday to Deselect President Stephan Brandner – because MPs from all other parties find the AfD man intolerable.
O SPD Deputy Faction Leader Eva Högl In early November, he put it this way: "Brandner has no human or political aptitude to chair the Committee on Legal Affairs. He has proven this repeatedly." Members of the CDU / CSU, Greens, FDP, and Left Party would immediately sign this. .
Stephan Brandner: Much more than just teasing
He invented a lot. Brandner loves to tease. Do it many AfD MPsBut the 53-year-old man from Thuringia likes to fool himself.
An example: When the Bundestag debated in May, on the 70th anniversary of the Basic Law, AfD MP even attacked sitting on the guest pod, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The rule of law is increasingly "ignored, tortured and kicked by the other parties," complained Brandner. And that on almost every level. "Let's start at the top, in head of state"This was too much for Bundestag president Wolfgang Schäuble. He called Brandner in moderation.
In moderation, the other parties to the chairman's Legal Affairs Committee after the Halle terrorist attack desired with two dead and several wounded. Brandner responded via Twitter in a ZDF interview in which the Jewish publicist Michel Friedman the accused AfD "Hate of the Jews and Hate of the Human" I would have found a "political home" with her. Brandner then tweeted, "Every minute of this German Michel leads us to massive new fans – keep it up! # PaoloPinkel #Koksnase #Twingerfunk."
Add to this a retweet, with which Brandner transmitted a message from another user. He had written that Halle's victims were "a German who enjoyed listening to folk music" and "an organic German." "Why do politicians walk with candles in mosques and synagogues?"
Stephen Brandner is not the first AfD politician to derail. Thuringia's AfD boss Björn Höcke agreed to Bavarian Gredling for this song.
AfD politician Brandner has caused more and more scandals
The committee then openly opposed its chairman. Later, although stated in the Bundestag, he apologized when people through his retweet "Attacked or treated poorly." But that was not convincing from the point of view of the other committee members.
THE #Altparteien herself again today # Rules in #Bundestag| by pure panic before the #AfD feet and legs (paragraph 127, paragraph 1, sentence 2) and violate parliamentary law for more than 70 years?#Meinungsfreiheit #LexBrandner #Brandner pic.twitter.com/ynfYZwW4dc
– Stephan Brandner% (@StBrandner) November 13, 2019
Especially as Brandner, shortly after, the next scandal triggered. That formerly awarded the Federal Cross of Merit Rock singer Udo Lindenberg The AFD attacked sharply after his election success in Thuringia, made him tweet again: "Sure, why should we drool over us / drool," Brandner wrote and pointed to the prize given in early October – combined with the word "Judas salary" "
Thus, the measure was complete for the other groups of the Legal Committee. You see Brandner as a kind of multiple criminal with poor social prognosis due to permanent risk of relapse. However, how to get rid of it? The Bundestag's Rules of Procedure remain vague on these issues. In paragraph 58, it says only: "Committees appoint their chairmen and alternates in accordance with the agreements of the Council of Elders." However, the Rules Committee decided last week that this also allows a withdrawal. This must be done now.
What about Brandner? He sees himself in victimization: The claims that the term "Judas salary" arouse anti-Semitic associations and its use violates the dignity of the Bundestag were "pulled by the hair" and "absurd".
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