The deputy head of the CDU, Andreas Jung, certifies that the former president of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and CDU politician Hans-Georg Maassen has "radicalized to the far right" and is now demanding swift consequences. With his linguistic escalation, Maassen is always crossing new borders. "Therefore, a party exclusion must now be legally examined and a crystal-clear line drawn politically," Jung told the "Stuttgarter Nachrichten" and the "Stuttgarter Zeitung".
Jung said: "The CDU stands for measure and middle, Maaßen with its progressive radicalization to the right for the exact opposite." Maassen is doing serious damage to the credibility of the CDU.
The SPD is also demanding consequences from the Union. The parliamentary director Katja Mast told the "Rheinische Post": "Now we need action instead of words." Maassen has long left the democratic center. "He's been rushing for years."
Several CDU politicians are calling for the party to leave
After Maaßen's controversial statements, several CDU politicians had called on the former president of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution to leave the party or threatened to apply to be expelled from the party. Maassen was unimpressed and told the "Junge Freiheit" that he would not be intimidated. He does not believe that he has in any way met the requirements for a party exclusion procedure.
The reason for the demands on Maaßen to leave the CDU were his claims in a tweet that the thrust of the "driving forces in the political and media space" was "eliminatory racism against whites". He also gave an interview to the publicist Alexander Wallasch for his blog. In it, Maassen also speaks of racism that is "acted against the native Germans". "This way of thinking is an expression of a green-red racial theory, according to which whites are regarded as an inferior race and that Arab and African men must therefore be brought into the country," said Maassen.