Berlin – Excerpts from the Federal press conference yesterday, with AfD’s Alexander Gauland, Alice Weidel, and Jörg Meuthen.
On other parties’ accusations of AfD being “Nazis”, Jörg Meuthen says that this rhetoric is planting a seed of violence which, for example, led to his partner and her daughter being physically attacked on Sunday.
Alexander Gauland explains what he meant at Sunday’s election, when he said “We will chase Merkel” and “We are going to take our country back” (see our report here). Not that it needs much explanation to any sensible person; but as the media and the Left are not sensible, apparently a lot of people thought he literally wanted to chase Merkel around the Bundestag with a bow and arrow.
Gauland also says there haven’t been parliamentary debates in the German Bundestag for years, decisions were just “rubberstamped, and that he wants to see real debates return to the Bundestag.
Alice Weidel says law is breached since 2015; she wants to see Germany return to the rule of law.
This is, by the way, the very same press conference that Frauke Petry had walked out yesterday, see our report here.
Update: Just while we are writing this, an uncomfirmed news report comes in that Frauke Petry is leaving the AfD. We will keep you informed.