Possible exclusion of CDU right wing: Deputy CDU boss attacks Maassen

Andreas Jung attests to Maassen’s former head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, a “radicalization to the right”. A party exclusion must be examined. The SPD is also putting pressure on.

g: Hans-Georg Maassen, former President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), gives a lecture on the topic

Right and radical: CDU politician Hans-Georg Maassen Photo: Heiko Rebsch/dpa

BERLIN dpa | The deputy head of the CDU, Andreas Jung, certifies that the former President of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and CDU politician Hans-Georg Maaßen is “radicalizing to the far right” and is now demanding swift consequences. With his linguistic escalation, Maassen is always crossing new borders. “That’s why it has to be legal now a party expulsion checked and a crystal-clear line drawn politically,” said Jungden Stuttgart News and the Stuttgart newspaper (Wednesday).

Jung also said: “The CDU stands for moderation and mean, Maaßen with its progressive radicalization to the right for the exact opposite.” Maaßen was doing serious damage to the credibility of the CDU.

The SPD is also demanding consequences from the Union. The parliamentary director Katja Mast told the “Rheinische Post”: “Now we need action instead of words.” Maaßen left the democratic center a long time ago. “He’s been rushing for years.”

After Maaßen’s controversial statements, several CDU politicians had called on the former president of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution to leave the party or threatened to apply to be expelled from the party. Maassen was unimpressed and told the “Junge Freiheit” that he would not be intimidated. He does not believe that he has in any way met the requirements for a party exclusion procedure.

The reason for the demands on Maaßen to leave the CDU were his claims in a tweet that the thrust of the “driving forces in the political and media space” was “eliminatory racism against whites”.

He also gave an interview to the publicist Alexander Wallasch for his blog. In it, Maassen also speaks of racism, which is “operated against the native Germans”. “This way of thinking is an expression of a green-red racial theory, according to which whites are regarded as an inferior race and that Arab and African men must therefore be brought into the country,” said Maassen.

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