Invited to France 2, the leader of the Horizons party positioned himself as a defender of the former Minister of Health.
At first, she did not spare him. Agnès Buzyn, indicted by the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR) for endangering the lives of others during the Covid-19 health crisis, defended herself last October in the columns of the World . This, by denouncing the inaction of the government, of Emmanuel Macron but also … of Édouard Philippe.
“He trusted me, he neglected nothing“, thus estimated the former Minister of Health. Before specifying however:That didn’t mean he believed in my scripts, in my anxieties.” Invited this Wednesday morning on France 2, Edouard Philippe positioned himself as a defender of Agnès Buzyn, estimating his fate “unfair“. “I’ve always expressed my support for him, and I always will.“said the former prime minister.
“She took this crisis very seriously from the start. She’s right when she says she probably saw before a lot of people what was likely to happen.“said the leader of the Horizons party. “Each time she mentioned a decision to be made, I implemented it. I did not ignore his warnings.»
And if Edouard Philippe assures that he does not try to say “that we did everything right», «neither for Agnès Buzyn, nor for Olivier Véran, nor for me, nor for any of the collaborators who worked with us, there is a criminal offense“. Before concluding : “I was the head of government and I assume all the responsibilities. This is being a leader. A leader does not discard on his subordinates. Never.»
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