VIENNA – Officials of Austria's right-wing Freedom Party will meet over whether to expel one of their legislators after she backed anti-Semitic sentiments in a Facebook posting.
Susanne Winter insists she is not anti-Semitic. But the Freedom Party has called for a meeting Monday in response to last week's post in which she backed a Facebook statement by one of her supporters that said "Jews the world over are the problem."
Winter responded "nice that you take the words out of my mouth," adding a smiling and winking emoticon. She later deleted both postings and replaced it with one saying "anti-Semitic sentiments were, are, and always will be abhorrent for me."
Other political parties are demanding that Winter resign. Freedom Party officials say they expect to decide on her fate by mid-week.