"Inconvenient" moment MP "hit", MP "disgust": Several elected members of the left-wing coalition Nupes criticized Tuesday, June 28, the reference to French Algeria in Jose Gonzalez's inaugural speech as RN deputy at the National Assembly, during the opening of the new legislature.
The deputy, who was also the dean, was the first person to speak on the perch following the opening of the 16th legislature. He was born in Oran and describes himself as the "child of a France torn apart by the winds of time". He explains that he left a part of his France in 1962.
The pied-noir then assured, shortly after, before the press, about the crimes committed in Algeria by the French army: "Crimes against the French army, I don't think, crimes against humanity more." Many Algerians have never heard of France and will ask me to take you to Algeria and the Djebel. The Organization of the Secret Army was responsible for over 2,200 deaths in Algeria, and 70 in France, before we could conclude that "not knowing" or "almost not knowing" what the OAS is.
The leader of Julien Bayou's environmental group said that he was "struck" by the speech. However, he acknowledged that the dean was "cautious" and had mentioned his personal situation. It's really problematic. We didn't applaud. Sandrine Rousseau, a fellow deputy EELV member, commented that "The RN wants its credentials to shine but it explodes right from the first speech."
Mathilde Panot, president of LFI group Mathilde, accused the RN "apologizing" for French Algeria and colonization crimes. Thomas Portes, a "rebellious" man, expressed his "disgust." "It was quite embarrassing," also declared Olivier Faure, number 1, of the Socialist Party before the press.
Historical denial is when you say "I don't know if to judge the crimes, real and/or not, of OAS". Today's National Assembly was presided over by a man who made historical negationism at a difficult time in France's history ". He also reacted against Franceinfo, the deputy "rebellious".
The president of the party Jordan Bardella greeted a "moving, unifying speech (...) A stark contrast to the LFI zadist who refuses shake hands with his adversaries". According to AFP Jean-Marie Le Pen was the head of the National Front and intends to call Jose Gonzalez in order to congratulate him.