The criticism of Annalena Baerbock has been shaping the federal election campaign for weeks. For Bundestag President Schäuble a “completely normal election campaign”.
Berlin – The headwind for Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock is strong these days. In particular, the plagiarism allegations with regard to Baerbock’s book are likely to have hit the party hard. Green leader Robert Habeck continues to stand behind Baerbock, an exchange of the candidate for chancellor is “Kokolores”. But despite all the negative headlines, Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) does not fear a mud battle before the autumn election, even given the dealings with the green chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock.
Bundestag election: headwinds for Annalena Baerbock – for Bundestag President Schäuble “normal election campaign”
“What we are currently experiencing is a completely normal election campaign,” said Schäuble Picture on sunday. He was “not at all worried that this election campaign could be particularly dirty”. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier had recently seen it differently, he had recently warned of a mud fight in the election campaign.
Schäuble contradicted the allegation of the Greens that they were exposed to a campaign by conservative forces of perseverance and called it an “expression of uncertainty”. The Greens would have thought everything would go as smoothly as Baerbock’s nomination. “But it never does. Not even with us, ”said Schäuble.
Bundestag election: After criticism of Baerbock – “If you can’t stand the heat, you have no business in the kitchen”
Schäuble believes the massive criticism of Baerbock is in parts “exaggerated”, but for him it is part of the election campaign: “The old saying applies: If you can’t stand the heat, you have no business in the kitchen.” Baerbock should have known “That the candidacy for chancellor is a tough road. It can go up quickly, but it can also go down again quickly. “
Schäuble contradicted Baerbock and the SPD politician Franziska Giffey, who had complained that women were exposed to tougher attacks than their male competitors. That used to be the case, said Schäuble. “Today women in politics no longer have a harder time,” said the President of the Bundestag on the paper.