After a silence she continued, because: ‘she really wanted to respond to this’.
“I am standing here as party leader of the VVD to do the right things for the Netherlands. We can differ in that regard. We can differ in opinions. I think it is fine to conduct the debate on the content, but not on the person. But please: on the content and not on the person.”
The 41-year-old Hermans daughter of former minister Loek Hermans and the former personal assistant of Prime Minister Rutte gave a personal speech during the members’ congress of the VVD last Saturday.
Hermans said in it: “There are people who think I am here because I am the daughter of Loek Hermans. There are people who think I am here because I was Mark Rutte’s political assistant. But I am here because I am myself. I am Sophie Hermans.”