Bavarian Prime Minister Tells Chancellor Scholz, Baerbock’s Mouth Is ‘Security Risk’
Feb. 23, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—German Chancellor Olaf Scholz must “stop” Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock before she becomes a “security risk” and pushes Berlin towards a conflict with Moscow with her “thoughtless statements,” Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder said on Feb. 22 at the traditional Political Ash Wednesday event in Passau. Söder’s Christian Social Union is part of the opposition in the Bundestag.
The foreign minister and her party, Alliance 90/The Greens, are talking themselves into a “war frenzy” amid the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, said Söder, referring in particular to Baerbock’s January remarks to the European Council asserting the EU was “fighting a war against Russia,” which sparked an uproar at the time.
“A foreign minister has to be careful what she says,” Söder said, warning that “an escalation of words can quickly lead to the escalation of violence.” Germany is helping Ukraine but is not at war with Russia, he maintained. “Mr. Scholz, finally stop Ms. Baerbock,” Söder insisted, stressing that the foreign minister’s “thoughtless statements” are “to the detriment of our country.”
Söder also excoriated the Scholz-led three-party coalition government, on the whole, as “the worst government this country has ever seen.”