For Andy Grote are the days of excuses. He apologized in the Hamburg Senate, and in his SPD party, now the inside was a Committee of the citizenship in it. Grote apologized on Thursday night for all the hamburgers, which would have suffered in the past time, subject to the limitations in the Corona of the time, for his mistake, and he apologized to the police officers, whose work he did not made easier.
Political correspondent for the North of Germany and Scandinavia with headquarters in Hamburg.F. A. Z. Twitter
Andy Grote Hamburg's Senator for the interior, and if a Senator must apologize, even at its police, is a complicated thing. Therefore, it is for Grote also the day of the decision: Can he make more? The Opposition calls for his resignation. The interior Minister have lost credibility and integrity, the need for the office, said the CDU-interior politician Dennis Gladiator.
This is the reason for all the excuses just After Grote stopped a long time the Hamburger and its police has checked that the rules in the fight against the Corona of a pandemic be met, not has he failed in an evening with friends against the rules, supposedly, but at least an amazing gap used. The was on 10. June, a Wednesday, and in the citizenship of the First mayor, Peter Tschentscher (SPD) was re-elected and also its senators.
In the city hall, is the anger of large-scale
in The evening, Grote invited 30 friends to celebrate. And the in the Corona-times. They met in a side room of a pub in the port City. In character, the event is said to have resembled more of a stand-up reception, it was the later. The Committee Grote told, an average of about 15 people were there at the same time, no Party, Grote gave a little speech. It gave enough space to all the rules. And there it is again complicated: Even if Grote apologizes for the event, and that the impression had arisen that the interior Minister of the self-imposed rules of think, insist that the event was legal. In the Corona-regulation there is a clause that provides for a common gastronomy visit, without any upper limit. However, there are doubts as to whether this is the case for this event. It is checked whether Grote will have to pay a fine.
In the city hall, the irritation is great. Tschentscher should have rebuked Grote in the case of a call, a mistake should not happen twice. However, it is noted that Grote was a very good Senator for the interior, is estimated to he from the green coalition partner, and that he had apologised also. This is a crucial one.Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 14:20