Mélenchon’s remarks on the attacks outraged the political class

Political figures of all stripes speak out against the words of the leader of La France Insoumise, who notably predicted “a serious incident” or “a murder” in “the last week of the presidential campaign”.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon got everyone to agree. Sunday June 6, predicting on the set of “Political questions” on France Inter, a “serious incident, or murder» “In the last week of the presidential campaign” from 2022, in a scenario “Written in advance”, the leader of France Insoumise has drawn the wrath of the entire political class.

On BFMTV / RMC, Marlène Schiappa, Minister in charge of citizenship strongly criticized these remarks, denouncing “a mixture of paranoia and conspiracy». «It is shameful», She attacked. “The masks fall once more. Jean-Luc Mélenchon the irresponsible politician who smears those who have fallen in the face of the terrorists. Shocking words that are becoming usual: it is now the business of political conspiracy at the LFI», Reacted on Twitter Sarah El Haïri, Secretary of State for Youth and Engagement.

“He is positioned between Nostradamus and Jean-Marie Bigard”

Asked about Sud Radio, Patrick Mignola, the president of the MoDem group in the National Assembly also denounced “shocking remarks for the victims“And”cynical» car «not without ulterior motives“. He regretted that the member for Bouches-du-Rhône “positions itself between Nostradamus and Jean-Marie-Bigard“. Same reaction for the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi. “After attacking our police, Jean-Luc Mélenchon drifts towards the worst conspiracy theories. By his words, he comes to sully the memory of the French victims of Islamist barbarism. It’s unworthy, shameful, shabby», Denounced the ex-LR.

Robert Ménard, the mayor of Béziers and close to the National Rally also reacted vehemently: “Islamogauchist, conspiratorial … In what bottomless pit will this man and his movement end up?», Tweeted the chosen one.

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Words “misunderstood” and “distorted”, for France Insoumise

On France Inter, the leader of rebellious France had explained that “The oligarchic system” carries candidates out of nowhere. “You will see that in the last week of the presidential campaign, we will have a serious incident; or murder», he had launched, in front of the journalists. «It was Red en 2012 , that was the attack last week on the Champs Élysées. Do you remember all that? Before we had grandpa Voise , which no one has ever heard of after. All that is written in advance. We will have the little character out of the hat and the extremely serious event, which will once again make it possible to point the finger at Muslims and invent a civil war … “, he predicted.

Words that the various elected officials of France Insoumise defended, in the wake of his intervention. On CNews, Clémentine Autain accused the oppositions of having “deliberately misunderstood and distorted the words of Jean-Luc Mélenchon». «What we do not accept is the instrumentalization of these extremely serious facts», Explained the LFI candidate for the regional in Île-de-France. Same reaction from the deputy of Paris Danièle Obono: “With the approach of each major election there is always to fear a politico-media instrumentalisation of crimes or attacks.She tweeted.

“A distressing buzz”

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, for his part, tried to clarify his words in a publication published on his Facebook account. He denounces “a distressing buzz“And deplores the”bullyingWhich he claims to be the object of. “When Le Pen recovers the emotion of a crime to make his propaganda, it’s great, when someone warns against this type of manipulation, it’s because he is complicit with the murderers. So we come to deny the evidence that murderers wait for the best time to talk about themHe writes.

And to add: “Many who haven’t listened to anything on the show stick to the commentary being made of it regardless of what was said. This is the era of the ‘post-truth’ that I described (…) a short time ago».


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