Implicated for having praised “the courage” of the LFI deputy who admitted having slapped his wife, the boss of La France insoumise assumes his words. Stay straight in his boots. Very criticized after his tweet of support for Adrien Quatennens, in the ranks of the opposition but also in his own camp, Jean-Luc Mélenchon has no regrets. “I weigh my words all the time”, replies the boss of La France insoumise at the microphone of BFMTV this Thursday, in front of the National Assembly. Before adding to the journalist who questions him: “It is you who regret what you are saying”. since his reaction to Adrien Quatennens’ press release on Sunday, which mentioned domestic violence against his wife and his withdrawal from his duties as coordinator of insubordinate France. Initially, the septuagenarian had praised “the courage and dignity” of his lieutenant. “I tell him my confidence and my affection,” added Jean-Luc Mélenchon on his Twitter account. “Not indifferent” to the wife of Quatennens. terrible formulation” of his words to Aurore Bergé, who deemed these “unacceptable remarks”. Within La France insoumise, the embarrassment is palpable. Not one of the 75 rebellious deputies retweeted Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s remarks. Only the deputy of Paris, Sophia Chikirou, very close to the former presidential candidate, adopted the same tone on the social network. A few hours later, the rebellious had tried to catch up. “Céline and Adrien are both my friends. My affection for him does not mean that I am indifferent to Céline”, added Jean-Luc Mélenchon. . MEP Manon Aubry had argued on France info that “these are (her words), not (hers)”, a formula also used by parliamentarian Clémentine Autain in Le Parisien. Pascale Martin, LFI deputy for Dordogne, went again further, denouncing “tweets which reveal a minimization of the facts which have been committed and a lack of knowledge of the reality of domestic violence”. Élise Leboucher, rebellious deputy for Sarthe, also “provided” “her support” for her colleague’s press release. , also raised her voice. “So yes, Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s tweets weren’t going at all. No doubt. Neither the first nor the second,” wrote the Green MP on her Twitter account on Wednesday. parties are places of fidelity, loyalty, as well as adversity, which is why it is difficult to move things forward internally”, Sandrine Rousseau further analyzed.
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