Karl Lauterbach as Minister of Health: Twitter reacts in two ways

He was the “health minister of the heart”, others were already calling for a car parade for Karl Lauterbach. Shortly after the SPD politician was appointed health minister by Olaf Scholz, his name was once again trending on Twitter.

The congratulations are initially in the majority. They come from those who wished for Lauterbach to take over the ministerial post weeks ago with the hashtag “#wirwollenKarl”. The name Karl Lauterbach was tweeted almost 25,000 times in the three hours after his appointment and trended to number one the German Twitter charts. The congratulations go beyond their own party lines, they also come, for example, from Norbert Röttgen from the CDU:

Even the satirical program “heute-show” has no sarcastic comment left for Lauterbach’s appointment. Instead, she describes the SPD politician as an exceptional case, because he actually “has an idea about his department”.

A few days old tweet from CDU politician Friedrich Merz, who tried not to vote Lauterbach to argue against the women’s quota and was outraged about the alleged disregard of the native Düren, caused amusing reactions. Kevin Kühnert (SPD) responded briefly and aptly today with “Düdüm”.

Lauterbach’s predecessor Jens Spahn, who will presumably hand over the office to Lauterbach on Thursday, also congratulated his successor on Twitter and wrote: “Congratulations on this important and difficult, but also very beautiful task. I wish you every success and the best of luck. Because it’s about our country. Dealing with this pandemic remains a joint task. “

Wolfgang Kubicki (FDP) also mingled with the well-wishers, who called Lauterbach “a spack” a few weeks ago due to his demand for strict Corona measures. “I have already congratulated Karl Lauterbach. The German talk show scene is now turning to him more often So everything has its good “, commented the Bundestag Vice-President a little smugly about Lauterbach’s nomination.

And Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder, who had campaigned for Lauterbach as health minister on the talk show “Anne Will” that evening, also supported the epidemiologist’s nomination: “This is a good choice. Congratulations to Karl Lauterbach. I’m looking forward to good ones Working together in serious times. ” However, the CSU politician also had a swipe at the traffic light coalition: “PS: It’s a shame that there is not a single Bavarian federal minister in the entire federal government.”

Lauterbach, along with Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his cabinet colleagues, is to be sworn in by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday, December 8th, at the plenary session of the German Bundestag. (lan / shh)

Source: Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger – Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger by www.ksta.de.

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