The responsible Bundestag committee invites Chancellor Scholz for questioning. The appearance of the head of government, however, makes parts of the FDP angry. You can't keep your anger to yourself. The party slaps him, he resigns. Now there is a successor.
The FDP politician Alexander Müller is the new defense policy spokesman for the liberal parliamentary group. He succeeded Marcus Faber, who resigned after controversial statements about Chancellor Olaf Scholz's appearance on the Defense Committee. Müller, who is also FDP chairman on the committee, took over the office at the unanimous proposal of the parliamentary group executive.
The 52-year-old Müller was born in Rhineland-Palatinate. The computer scientist has been a member of the Bundestag since 2017. The entry in 2017 and 2022 was successful via the state list. The married father of four children is a reservist.
Faber left a defense committee meeting on Friday before the official end and criticized that Scholz had a chance to declare himself on Ukraine. "Unfortunately, many answers were not given. I hope that we can catch up on this," he also tweeted and caught sharp criticism from his own ranks. The committee chair Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann had invited Scholz. Faber came under considerable pressure and offered to resign as spokesman.