Members of Parliament Bartosz Arłukowicz (KO) and Arkadiusz Mularczyk (PiS) commented on the behavior of Jarosław Kaczyński, who immediately after singing the anthem entered the podium and called Donald Tusk, who had been elected Prime Minister by the Sejm moments earlier, a “German agent”. – I see no reason why he should have the right to step onto the podium at any time and say that he knows that someone is a German agent. If he knows, maybe it’s time to tell it to the prosecutor’s office? – Arłukowicz asked. – Let’s not be children, Donald Tusk knew well what he was doing – said Mularczyk.
Today, Donald Tusk was elected Prime Minister by the majority of the Sejm. After the vote, the MPs sang the anthem. A moment later, Jarosław Kaczyński entered the podium – without any procedure. Addressing Tusk, the PiS president called him a “German agent.”
Earlier, in his speech after choice for prime minister, Tusk turned directly to Kaczyński because – as he explained – “he owes it to both grandparents.” – Today I heard: “To Berlin”, “Für Deutschland”. I heard these words on TV every day. Every day I heard this album, recorded many years ago by Jacek Kurski. When he recorded this record, your brother, Lech Kaczynskihe told me publicly that such a scoundrel as Jacek Kurskiafter what he did, the world has not seen – said the head of PO.
Arłukowicz: the time when Kaczyński is allowed more is coming to an end
In “Fakty po Faktach”, Bartosz Arłukowicz (KO) commented on Kaczyński’s accusations. – I am sitting in the second bench in the Sejm, so I saw it all from a distance of several meters. I saw the madness and madness of a man who fell, and I think that’s what happened to him, he said.
– At such a momentous moment, at such a historic moment, when there is a change of prime minister, when there is a change of power in Poland – we are just after singing the anthem – this man in his madness rushes to the podium and talks about these German agents. I feel sorry for this man, President Kaczyński, who is leaving Polish politics in such sadness, he commented.
According to Arłukowicz, Kaczyński “has earned it hard over the last eight years, and more, actually, by pursuing a policy based on graves, on division, on deception, on propaganda, on lies.” “It’s time to leave,” he said.
He stated that “the time when Kaczyński is allowed to do more is coming to an end.” – I see no reason why he should have the right to step onto the podium at any time and say that he knows someone is a German agent – he said. – If he knows, maybe it’s time to tell it to the prosecutor’s office? I will support this, he added.
Mularczyk: Tusk provokes Kaczyński
Arkadiusz Mularczyk (PiS) admitted that he listened to Tusk’s speech “with great astonishment”. – Let’s not be children, Donald Tusk knew exactly what he was doing. He referred to an alleged conversation with the late president (Lech Kaczyński – ed.), knowing that it was an issue that he could provoke in some way – he said. – And I think that was the goal – he argued.
– Today, a new prime minister is being elected, who talked a lot about reconciliation, about a smiling Poland, about cooperation. The formations that supported Donald Tusk today also said a lot about the fact that we have one country, one Poland, we should cooperate because we have common goals. And in the same speech, Mr. Donald Tusk provokes President Kaczyński – said Mularczyk.
PiS MP he recalled that “there is a change of power as a result of elections, as a result of large voter turnout.” – But let’s remember that this is the beginning. We are moving to the opposition. One day this government will also be assessed by voters. In four years, or maybe sooner, he added.
In his Monday speech in the Sejm, the head of PO referred to the controversial statement of the former president of government television, Jacek Kurski, from 2005. During the campaign before the presidential elections in 2005, the then PiS MP talked about Donald Tusk’s grandfather, who – according to him – had volunteered to join the Wehrmacht. The statement then caused a storm on both sides of the political barricade. It could also have influenced the outcome of the elections in which Tusk ran, although the words turned out to be untrue.
Tusk’s grandfather, like many other Poles living in the Free City of Gdańsk before the war, was arrested by the Gestapo and imprisoned in the Stuthoff camp, and after his release in 1944, incorporated into the Wehrmacht.
Main photo source: PAP/Paweł Supernak