The AfD parliamentary group has split from its former spokesman Christian Lüth. The background is apparently inhuman statements about migrants.
The board of the AfD parliamentary group has terminated its former spokesman Christian Lüth without prior notice. Group leader Alexander Gauland announced the decision in the group meeting, a spokesman for the German news agency in Berlin said Monday. The background to the dismissal is said to be inhumane comments about migrants in a TV documentary that Lüth is alleged to have made according to previously unconfirmed reports.
Earlier there were reports of a longtime party and faction press spokesman for the AfD, who, according to a report, would have discussed the possibility of shooting or gassing migrants. During a meeting secretly filmed by the TV station ProSieben with a right-wing publicist, the AfD man spoke according to the news portal “Zeit Online” for the fact that “more migrants are coming”. Because then the AfD will be better. We can still shoot them all after that. That is no problem at all. Or gas, or whatever you want. I do not give a hoot!’
Zeit Online reported that for legal reasons, ProSieben only spoke of a senior AfD official in an accompanying television documentary and did not mention the man’s name. The contribution will be broadcast on Monday evening.
“The worse Germany does, the better for the AfD”
ProSieben reported in advance that the AfDler wanted to persuade his interlocutor to cooperate with the party. “The worse Germany is doing, the better for the AfD,” he said. “Of course that also sucks for our children, but that will probably keep us going.” He is also said to have said that this has been discussed for a long time with group chairman Alexander Gauland.
Two months after the alleged meeting, the official was fired as spokesman for the party and faction. According to the report “Zeit Online” he has not yet been fired, but only on leave. Gauland did not comment on the report.