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How Marion Maréchal assumes not to pay tribute to Robert Badinter (Robert Badinter photographed in 2019, during a visit to the Santé prison in Paris.)
POLITICS – To great men, “Reconquest” is not very grateful. Marion Maréchal explained the silence of her party after the death of Robert Badinter, two days earlier. A reverse non-reaction from the political class, quick to pay tribute to him, from the left to the National Rally.
It’s a question of ” balance sheet », according to the head of the list of Eric Zemmour’s party for the European elections. Certainly, the socialist Minister of Justice under François Mitterand had the death penalty abolished in 1981, “ a great humanist fight », in the words of Marion Maréchal. But he is also responsible for a certain disarmament of the state »she estimated this Sunday, February 11.
“ We are all human, we obviously send our condolences to his family. But I do not feel obliged to pay political homage to a man who was (…) in all of his positions the incarnation of this left of the culture of excuses, of the end of politics repressive, alternative sentences in prisons »she said again on BFMTV, insisting on the fact that she “does not not found in his political record. »
Do not count on the former National Front MP, therefore, to support her entry into the Pantheon as several left-wing elected officials are demanding: “ From the moment I disagree with his political choices, mechanically I am not for his entry into the Pantheon”she concluded.
A national tribute at Place Vendôme
Friday, the first secretary of the PS estimated that “ the homeland can mark its gratitude to Robert Badinter by ensuring that his remains join those of Jaurès », ensuring that “ the president would honor himself » to pay him the supreme homage of the Pantheon. A call shared by several personalities, among rebels and environmentalists.
In response, Emmanuel Macron indicated that he would speak on the issue during the national tribute, scheduled for Wednesday February 14, at Place Vendôme, in front of the Ministry of Justice.
“Lawyer, Minister of Justice, man for the abolition of the death penalty. Robert Badinter never stopped pleading for the Enlightenment. He was a figure of the century, a republican conscience, the French spirit”had greeted the President of the Republic on social networks, a few minutes after the announcement of the death of the former President of the Constitutional Council.
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