Merkel’s human rights speaker, Erika Steinbach, resigned over the chancellor’s immigration policy. She also left the CDU party.
Erika Steinbach, who’s been with Chancellor Merkel’s CDU for 43 years, has strongly criticized the leader’s handling of the migrant crisis. She claims conservatives have been sidelined in Germany’s main ruling party.
“Would I vote CDU at the moment? No. Would I join the CDU today? No. I can only draw the honest conclusion of leaving the CDU,” she told “Welt Am Sonntag” (WaS) newspaper.
Ministers ‘encouraged influx’
Steinbach went further, accusing the government of deliberately promoting illegal migration.
“At the Federal Office for Migration, thousands of thousands of passports have been identified as counterfeit, without the legal consequences for the respective migrants being drawn. There is a political will behind it.”
It’s quite obvious Merkel wanted mass immigration. It’s debatable why, but German citizens have to put up with the consequences whatever Merkel’s reason.
If there was a strong candidate willing to challenge Merkel from within, Merkel would easily lose her next election. It’s possible Merkel loses anyway.
Regardless, her “Grand Coalition” has completely splintered as members of her own party are fed up. Even if Merkel wins, I doubt she lasts the full term.