“It’s the madwoman”, “the fishmonger” … It is Tuesday evening at the National Assembly. While Mathilde Panot, member of La France Insoumise (LFI) of Val-de-Marne, is about to speak, from the tribune of the hemicycle, she is heavily insulted. According to the elected, they would come from the ranks of the majority.
“It’s not a personal matter. It is our institution that must not let this go, ”she denounced to AFP, demanding“ apologies ”and a“ sanction ”. “There is too much sexism in the National Assembly”, laments the elected representative of Val-de-Marne. And to recall significant events: “There had been bleating during a speech by the deputy Alice Thourot (LREM), my colleagues Clémentine Autain (LFI) and Elsa Faucillon (PCF) had been treated as little assholes by MEP Meyer Habib (UDI). “
The President of the Assembly will not let “anything go”
The President of the National Assembly, Richard Ferrand (LREM), “strongly condemned” this Thursday the comments made against the MP. Mathilde Panot had sent him a letter, demanding a “sanction” against “Mr. Pierre Henriet”, LREM deputy of Vendée to whom she attributes the insult “the fishmonger”.
“Sexism has no place in our society, much less in the expression of an elected representative of the Republic, within the hemicycle”, underlined the presidency of the Assembly in a press release. “Decided not to let anything go”, Richard Ferrand “will discuss this subject at the next conference of presidents” next Tuesday, he said.
LREM deputy from Vendée Pierre Henriet apologized on Twitter. “Mathilde Panot spends her time vociferating in the podium and interrupting the floor. I was exasperated and my words are in no way an insult even less sexist, it is an expression to denounce his behavior as I also do for his male colleagues, ”he maintained.
“If she feels wrongly insulted, I beg her to excuse me,” he continues. “By the way, I thank his rebellious comrades for the hundreds of insults with which they cover me – on which side then is the contempt? “
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