FDP deputy leader Wolfgang Kubicki reacted with outrage to warnings from Green politician Katrin Göring-Eckardt to his party to tighten the corona protection measures again in the fall.
“It is unworthy of a Bundestag Vice President to give the impression that the Bundestag cannot react quickly enough to the challenges of the pandemic,” said Kubicki of the German Press Agency in Berlin. “I recommend the Greens to return to fact-based politics instead of continuing to pursue fear-based politics.” Both Kubicki and Göring-Eckardt are vice-presidents of the Bundestag.
Göring-Eckardt had told the editorial network Germany (RND): “Christian Lindner and the FDP must not slow down again when it comes to protection against Corona in the fall.” The government must already focus on precautions today.
According to Göring-Eckardt, an infection protection law that works beyond September 23rd is necessary, which allows for mandatory mask protection, 2G and 3G rules and mandatory tests as required. “Here, Christian Lindner and his FDP have a duty to ensure the protection of the population as well as our social and economic life in autumn.” The current version of the Infection Protection Act runs until September 23rd.