Frankfurt/Main (dpa/lhe) - After the recent controversial behavior of Mayor Peter Feldmann, the Working Group of Social Democratic Women (ASF) in Frankfurt has now withdrawn its support from the SPD politician. In an open letter published on Wednesday, the ASF asked Feldmann to look into himself and draw the necessary conclusions. "We can no longer support you," it says. The statement in which he said about flight attendants that they "put him out of action hormonally at first" was shameful. The ASF was appalled and distanced itself from it.
"We condemn sexist behavior in any form and that is why we have been formulating an application on this topic for our district party conference for weeks. We are all the more stunned to have to realize that our application has become relevant so quickly," writes the working group. "It hits us hard that one of us, our mayor, whom we have always supported, derailed like this."
Feldmann had announced a statement for this Wednesday morning (11:30 a.m.). The 63-year-old is accused of corruption in connection with the Awo affair and had also failed in the past few days due to other slip-ups. On Monday, his own party, the SPD, asked Feldmann to resign.