an RN candidate suspended for racist comments

A candidate for the National Rally (RN) in the departmental elections in Loiret had his nomination withdrawn and was suspended for making racist comments on Twitter, the party announced on Tuesday (June 8) in a press release. “In view of the intolerable comments made on social networks by Mr. Pascal Auger, the National Gathering proceeds to the immediate suspension of his quality of member of the RN pending his appearance before the disciplinary committee», Indicates the press release of the party, which withdraws at the same time the nomination RN to its candidate.

The respondent is Pascal Auger, a 65-year-old retiree and volunteer basketball coach. He is a candidate in the canton of Fleury-les-Aubrais. According to the tweets reported by the local press, the content of which has been confirmed by the National Rally, Pascal Auger in particular assimilated France to a “African colonyAnd made insulting remarks towards migrants. His Twitter account was deleted.

A disciplinary committee must be held to rule on his future within the party “but there is little doubt that he will be struck off“, Said to AFP Cyril Hemardinquer, departmental delegate of the RN in Loiret. “The problem is that he freezes the candidacy of his partner, but me, I do not want to crash three people (with the substitutes), for one who derails“, he added.

«If the pair were to be elected, Mr. Auger would not represent the RN. We dissociate ourselves from this person. I would ask him to withdraw for his deputy. But I have no means of coercion, if he does not agree. It does not correspond to the values ​​that we convey“, Added Cyril Hemardinquer.

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