LMP co-leader not welcome at national security committee hearing on ‘Soros Plan’?
Bernadett Szél, co-leader of green opposition LMP and a member of parliament’s national security committee, should stay away from a planned meeting of the committee focusing on the “Soros Plan”, the Fidesz deputy head of the committee said on Monday, arguing that Szél and LMP served the interests of US financier George Soros.
LMP’s politicians “were lying up and down” all throughout last autumn’s “National Consultation” campaign and “supported the Soros Plan all along”, Szilárd Németh told a press conference. And those who support the “Soros Plan” and make decisions in the interest of the “Soros empire” cannot be allowed to take part in a national security committee meeting on “thwarting the Soros Plan”, he said.
Németh said Szél used to work for a pro-migrant organisation funded by Soros, arguing that Szél had therefore “been on Soros’s payroll”.
He accused Szel of trying to conceal this part of her work history, arguing that the LMP co-leader had left it out of her parliamentary CV.
He added that on a recent trip to Brussels, Szél had met EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova, who had praised Soros’s Open Society Foundations.
Asked how a member of the committee could be “banned” from attending one of its meetings, Németh said: “No one is banned, but the LMP member cannot take part in the session that will focus on the Soros Plan because she represents something entirely different from Hungarian interests.”
Szél said in reaction that Németh had no right to ban her from the meeting, adding that if he did, she would “take every possible legal action” over the move. Szél said that by suggesting that she should stay away from the hearing,
Németh “admitted that everything that I have said about the so-called Soros network is true.
And everything they [Fidesz] say about it is a lie.” She said she “knows it hurts” Fidesz to “see that there is a member on the committee who will not allow national security to be reduced to foul propaganda”, adding that she would prove that “Fidesz lies”.