Status: 12/30/2021 12:58 p.m.
The AfD member of the Bundestag Witt has declared his resignation from the party and parliamentary group. In doing so, he draws the conclusion that AfD members “cross borders”. He wants to comment publicly in January.
As a reaction to “border crossings” by AfD members, AfD member of the Bundestag Uwe Witt has declared his resignation from the party and the parliamentary group. The MP from Schleswig-Holstein, who was seen as a representative of the moderate trend in the party, wants to continue to exercise his mandate.
In a letter to the AfD federal office and the state office of the party in Kiel, which is available to the dpa news agency, Witt continued that he had always publicly articulated “clear positions in relation to party-internal processes”.
Public statement in January
In addition, he pointed out that he would draw consequences if “these named transgressions within the party should reach the parliamentary group or the federal executive committee does not show a clear edge when party members transgress boundaries”.
Witt said on request that he would comment publicly in mid-January on leaving the party and parliamentary group. The MP is a member of the Labor and Social Affairs Committee. He was a member of the Bundestag in the previous electoral term, at that time as a member of the AfD regional association of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The AfD has 82 seats in the Bundestag with Witt. There are a total of 736 members in parliament.