Juliette Planche will be suspended from her participation in the regional elections campaign for having relayed anti-Semitic remarks on Twitter.
In a position eligible for 6th place on the regional list and also a candidate for departmental in the Loire, according to Médiapart, she “relayed on her Twitter account, opened in January and closed on May 31, anti-Semitic and conspiratorial remarks from the militant's account. ultra-right Yvan Benedetti, recently convicted of public incitement to hatred towards Jews, is on the repeat.
"On June 10, the day after the day I was warned, I immediately seized the disciplinary committee of the National Rally, evoking comments relayed by Juliette Planche which for me were not acceptable", declared Andréa Kotarac , RN candidate for the presidency of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, confirming this information from Médiapart.
Alert 🚨 🚨 Juliette Planche, RN candidate for regional and departmental in AURA, deleted her Twitter account in May 2021. There were anti-Semitic retweet and sharing of publications from Jeune Nation, a movement with a Pétainist tendency.
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As the lists have already been submitted, Juliette Planche will be in contention on election day. According to Andréa Kotarac, the candidate will just be suspended “for the rest of the campaign”. He judged that these tweets were "in relation neither to (his) values", being "grandson of resistance, nor with those of Marine Le Pen", and assured to have "followed the internal legal procedure of the party to ensure that it takes the appropriate measures ”. "The commission sent a summons to the person concerned," he continued.
This is not the first candidate to have been suspended. Marta Le Nair, candidate for Bordeaux 5 canton, was suspended by the National Gathering for having made anti-Semitic comments on her Facebook page in 2015 and 2020. “After having taken note of the despicable comments made by Madame Marta Le Nair, candidate for the canton Bordeaux 5 ", the RN Gironde office" has decided, in agreement with the national leadership, to withdraw its support for this candidate and to suspend her from the National Gathering ", a press release indicated at the beginning of June. The RN "reiterates its strongest condemnation of anti-Semitism which has no place in its ranks," the statement added.
Geneviève Veslin, RN candidate in the departmental elections in the canton of Ahun in the Creuse, was also withdrawn from her nomination by the party after making racist and anti-Semitic comments on social networks.