Union faction leader Brinkhaus rejects the accusations that the federal government bypassed the Bundestag during the pandemic. He said that only “partial corrections to the government” had been made.
Union faction leader Ralph Brinkhaus has rejected accusations that the parliament was bypassed by the government during the Corona crisis. “Since March 11, we have dealt with this issue more than seventy times in the plenum,” Brinkhaus wrote to the CDU/CSU delegates. The Bundestag had passed laws to this effect and “partially corrected the government as well,” according to the letter, which was available to the news agency AFP in Berlin on Saturday.
Nevertheless, Brinkhaus continued to write that it was right to question the government’s authority to issue regulations time and again. “We will have an intensive exchange of views on their necessity, scope and time limits in the coming weeks,” the CDU politician announced. In addition, it was important to “explain the protective measures against the pandemic even better” to the citizens.
Among other things, the debate is about special rights for Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) on the basis of the Infection Protection Act. The new version of the law is currently being discussed in the coalition. In this context, Brinkhaus also welcomed the government statement on the corona situation planned by Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) in the Bundestag on Thursday.