Traveling in the Tarn, this Thursday, June 9, to discuss the theme of security three days before the legislative elections, Emmanuel Macron blamed the “extreme” who “propose to add crisis to the crisis by going back on the big choices history of our nation”, asking the French to grant him “a strong and clear majority” in the elections. “From June 12”, the day of the first round of the legislative elections, “let us make in conscience the solid choice of republican clarity without concession”, he launched during a speech in Puycelsi (Tarn). “We have to follow the path of consistency, competence and confidence,” he added, adopting a very attacking tone.
Faced with the breakthrough in the polls of the left alliance Nupes around Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Emmanuel Macron attacked without naming them both this coalition and the RN of Marine Le Pen who want, according to him, “to return to the alliances which, like NATO, ensure collective security and protect the people” at a time when “I speak with Russia which massacres civilians in Ukraine”.
During this trip focused on security in rural areas, Emmanuel Macron then detailed the main lines of his program for the second five-year term, in particular to “double” the presence of law enforcement on public roads by end of the decade, “which is a small revolution”.
The head of state also said that he could not “accept” that “we insult” the gendarmes and police. “There are things that, from where I am, I cannot accept, it is that we insult those who risk their lives to protect ours”, affirmed the head of state in reaction about Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who had shocked part of the political class last weekend by denouncing “a police [that] kills”.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, from the headquarters of LFI, “denounced the treatment suffered by our democracy”: “It is not up to the President of the Republic to lead the legislative campaign that his friends are unable to lead, it is up to the head of government. The tribune insisted: “The role of the head of state is not to come to the rescue of the raft of the jellyfish. “Because in his eyes, Emmanuel Macron, by inaugurating a dojo in Seine-Saint-Denis the day before and by devoting a trip to security in rural areas on Thursday, made “pretext outings”.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon also reacted to the reproaches of the president, who declared that he could not “accept” that we “insult” the gendarmes and the police. He retorted: “Nobody insulted the police but I took the responsibility, with others, to denounce a doctrine of use (of force) which led to the violence at the Stade de France, to the brutalization of passengers at the Gare de l’Est, which caused four deaths in four months for refusing to comply, an absolute sign of failure. »
But, “I was reassured because he was good enough to conclude his speech by expressing a requirement to respect the ethical rules” of the police, noted Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Nevertheless, he warned the president: “It is extremely serious to accuse his opponents of undermining the unity of the country”, as he did without naming Jean-Luc Mélenchon or Marine Le Pen. “Democracy does not undermine the unity of the country, the opposition opposes,” he added.