‘Unknown’, ‘unprofessional’, ‘rude’ – Strack-Zimmermann attacks Merz
The chairperson of the Strack-Zimmermann Defense Committee (FDP) goes to court with CDU Chairman Merz after his speech in the Bundestag. This was “undisclosed”, his claims simply “false”. You see similarities with his autobiography in his criticism of Minister Lambrecht.
DrDefense Committee chairwoman Marie-Agnes Struck Zimmermann strongly criticized Union faction leader Friedrich Merz (CDU) for his appearance in the Bundestag on Thursday. Stylistically, Merz’s appearance was “rude” and “unprofessional”, and “uninformed” in terms of content. For example, the claim that there are practically no deliveries of heavy weapons to Ukraine is false.
“I’m surprised that Frederick Merz said that,” Strach-Zimmermann said on WELT TV. Frederick Mers should have met with his defensive politicians before his speech. Then he knows that everything works. We are training Ukrainian soldiers and these heavy weapons are being prepared. By this, Strack-Zimmermann indicates upcoming arms deliveries.
She accused him of not being adequately prepared for the speech. “Frederick Merz was simply not aware of the matter. I recommend to the leader of a parliamentary group that he ask his professional politicians before he says something like that.”
The leader of the Union Merz faction had accused Chancellor Olaf Schultz (SPD) of “double play” in arms deliveries to Ukraine. Discussing the Schultz government’s statement, Merz said Thursday that Schultz gives the impression that the weapons are being turned over. “The truth is, almost nothing has been delivered for weeks.” Also, the announced circular exchange of arms has not yet taken place.
I found Mers-Lambrecht’s criticism “rude”.
Moreover, Merz not only demanded the resignation of Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD), but said “he has done something much worse”. Adoption of what was reported in the press about the minister.
“And I think, with all due respect, you can criticize each other, but I don’t think it’s appropriate to respond to newspaper articles and attack a minister in such a debate.” .
Strack-Zimmermann sees parallels between Merz’s biography and his allegations. On that occasion – also because I found it inappropriate and also unprofessional and also rude – I couldn’t help but call: ‘You want what happened to you as group leader at that time’ from Mrs. Lambrecht. He was fired by Angela Merkel, who apparently did not get rid of from it to this day.”
Merz had earlier asked Chancellor Schulz to dismiss Defense Minister Lambrecht (SPD). “Separate yourselves from this minister as quickly as possible,” the CDU president said Thursday in response to the Schulz government’s statement. “They will have to do it sometime over the next few weeks and months anyway. So do it soon.”
For weeks, Lambrecht was “more interested in self-defense than defense policy,” Merz said, referring to Lambrecht’s son’s controversial flight in a Bundeswehr helicopter. The minister will not gain the trust of the soldiers anymore.