Marine Le Pen “affected”: what she cannot digest after the departure of Gilbert Collard from Éric Zemmour
While her former political ally Gilbert Collard has just joined Éric Zemmour’s team, Marine Le Pen says she is “touched” by “the deplorable way” in which she learned the news.
Guest of the program “Sunday in politics” on France 3 Sunday January 23, Marine Le Pen came back on the rallying of MEPs Gilbert Collard and Jérôme Rivière to his far-right competitor, Éric Zemmour. His two former collaborators, important members of the National Rally, indeed decided a few days ago to leave his party. According to the 53-year-old politician, it is not so much their departure that causes her pain. “What touches me is the way it’s done“, she lamented on the antenna of France 3, the day after the presentation in Cannes by Éric Zemmour of his new recruit, Gilbert Collard, as reported The world Sunday January 23.
The presidential candidate gave further explanation: “I find that, for people who explain to you all day that they are going to save France, not being able to pick up the phone to tell the person who elected you, ‘I made the decision to go to a competitor’ in the midst of the presidential campaign, moreover, it’s really deplorable“, dropped Marine Le Pen.
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“The least of righteousness is to return their mandate”
According to the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, “the problem is that we are today in a drift of our society, which is a drift of mercenary.“She nevertheless attempted to defend herself and her party.”Me, I think that we still have values and I am attached to these values“, she pointed out. The former president of the National Rally later called on the two men to give up their mandate respective MEPs. “The least of righteousness is to return their mandate“, she declared, specifying that the French who elected them have “voted for the ideas of the RN, not for the ideas of Éric Zemmour“. On good terms.
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