The European Parliament voted on Thursday to declare Hungary „no longer a full democracy“ – particularly ironic since the EU is ruled by an unelected Commissioner Ursula von der Leyen, whose husband is a Big Pharma lobbyist, and the EU supported actual neo-Nazis in the recent, and very democratic, Hungarian elections.
On Thursday, the European Parliament voted 433 to 123 against (28 abstentions) to adopt a report by Green MEP Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield, complaining that “democracy and fundamental rights in (Hungary) have further deteriorated since 2018, through the deliberate and systematic efforts of the Hungarian government.”
Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield stated that “Hungary is not a democracy. It was more urgent than ever for the Parliament to take this stance, considering the alarming rate at which rule of law is backsliding in Hungary. Beyond acknowledging Fidesz’s autocratic strategy, the large majority of MEPs supporting this position in the European Parliament is unprecedented. This should be a wake-up call for the Council and Commission.”
This is particularly ironic coming from the sham EU Parliament, which has no power to draft legislation, but exists only to rubber-stamp laws drawn up in secret by the thousand-odd subcommittees of the European Union, and bypassing national parliaments altogether.
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is married to Heiko von der Leyen, a Big Pharma executive. In January, she stated that she was no longer in possession of her text messages with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, after ordering 2 billion doses of the Pfizer vaccine. In March, 36 MEPs called for the immediate resignation of von der Leyen, who they accused of a “gigantic COVID-19 scientific fraud.”
Von der Leyen was never on the ballot to become EU Commission President in the 2019 elections, but was instead installed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel after she had become untenable as German Defense Secretary due to a scandal involving hundreds of millions of Euros in contracts for McKinsey, where her son worked.
In April, Hungary held hotly contested and thoroughly democratic elections, which Viktor Orbán’s populist Fidesz Party won in a landslide despite massive EU interference, including suspending Covid relief and supporting the opposition, which included neo-Nazi Jobbik party (Gateway Pundit reported).
Hungarian government spokesman Zoltán Kovács called the claims “groundless and factually incorrect”:
“They are groundless and factually incorrect, and they have all been around for at least a decade in the European Parliament’s slanted reports, despite all our efforts to talk some sense into the Brussels-based EU elite that they have been barking up the wrong tree all the while. Because what the report doesn’t tell you are the true reasons behind the EP’s latest crusade against Hungary. They’ve come out swinging because of that record-breaking election result, the third, consecutive two-thirds parliamentary majority.”
PM Orbán’s government has been working hard to live up to the mandate given to us by the majority of Hungary’s electorate: We have been consistently fighting off the illegal migration pressure on our southern borders, kept LGBTQ activists out of our schools and protected our children, and right now, we are the most vocal opponents of Brussels’ failed sanctions policy on Russia.
And the European Parliament’s majority, most of whom hail from left-liberal parties in post-Christian Western Europe, find this difficult to stomach. So, they came up with the clever idea of pushing through a “rule of law report” every four or five years in a desperate attempt to make political hay and shape the political discourse about Hungary on the European stage.
In this case, the word “desperate” might even be an understatement. After all, one thing remains certain: If the Hungarian government has to choose between standing up for the interests of Hungarian families and satisfying the political palate of our opponents in the European Parliament, then we will always put Hungary first. Period.”