“A new step to undermine confidence (in) our democracy”: Borne castigates Mélenchon’s remarks
Henceforth neither deputy nor leader to rebellious France, Jean-Luc Melenchon continues to occupy political debates…
Henceforth neither deputy nor leader to rebellious France, Jean-Luc Melenchon continues to occupy political debates and accuses Minister Gérald Darmanin of being “100%” responsible for the violence in the demonstrations. What Elisabeth Borne tasted little, who denounced Wednesday “a new step” taken by the former elected representative of Bouches-du-Rhône to “undermine the confidence of our fellow citizens in our democracy”, accusing him of “putting in cause the police, excuse the thugs and hide the violence ” after the incidents of May 1.
The “new excesses” of the leader of La France insoumise “are part of a permanent questioning of our institutions”, accused the Prime Minister during questions to the government in the Senate. ” Down with the bad Republic, he said. Everyone knows it well: for Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the only good Republic is him, ”launched Elisabeth Borne, in reference to the formula used on May 1 by the leader of LFI to reiterate its opposition to the Fifth Republic.
“Today, some continue to question the police, excuse the thugs, hide the violence”. “It is the honor of our police and our gendarmes to protect freedom of expression, the freedom to demonstrate” and “for our part, we are and we will remain on the side of the Republic and the republican order” , also declared the Prime Minister, as she did the day before before the ***embly.
“Madame Borne, after Darmanin, plays her ugly score of slander and hatred against me”, denounced shortly after, on Twitter, Jean-Luc Mélenchon. “Can’t wait for someone so harmful to the country to leave power,” he added.
Madam #Thick headedAfter #Darmanin, plays its ugly score of slander and hatred against me. Strongly that a person so harmful to the country leaves power.
— Jean-Luc Melenchon (@JLMelenchon) May 3, 2023
The Keeper of the Seals Éric Dupond-Moretti said he was “thinking” about an anti-breakers law and announced a working meeting on Friday on this subject with his Interior counterpart, Gérald Darmanin. “Any measures likely to strengthen their protection, while respecting public freedoms, will be studied,” confirmed the Prime Minister on Wednesday.
In the Senate, Elisabeth Borne was questioned by Claude Malhuret, president of the group Les Indépendants-République et Territoires and member of Horizons, the party of Édouard Philippe, member of the presidential majority. The senator as usual denounced Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the “supreme guide of France submitted to Putin, dressed in a leather coat which would have been all the rage in the thirties”.