The tension rose a notch on Thursday evening at the National Assembly.
While the deputies were debating wage inequalities, a speech by the rebellious elected official Ersilia Soudais set fire to the powder.
In question: cries from several parliamentarians during his speech, some of whom asked him to speak less loudly.
Arrests which greatly displeased, in the ranks of the left alliance Nupes.
“When a woman speaks, there is an incredible hubbub in this
It is unacceptable for all our female colleagues that as soon as there is a speech like this there are exclamations like that”
, thus insurgent the Insoumise Aurélie Trouvou.
A speech that revolted in the ranks of the majority, the Republicans, and the National Rally.
Is it possible that the deputies of Nupes do not speak on behalf of women?
We didn't expect them and we don't need them
, ”said Aurore Bergé, the boss of the Renaissance group.
Before MP LR Véronique Louwagie abounds:
“You have spoken on behalf of the women of this assembly several times.
We have given you no mandate, no power, and I forbid you to speak on our behalf
"I thought you weren't sexist!"
The President of the National Assembly, Yaël Braun-Pivet, also spoke in the same vein, recalling the number of vice-presidents of the institution, group presidents, etc.
, she launched to the elected officials of Nupes.
Before the Insoumis Ugo Bernalicis launched him, in return: "
I think that you are not President of the National Assembly, you are an agent provocateur
", to the indignant exclamations of a large part of the parliamentarians present.
And the ecologist Sandrine Rousseau to add, to her male colleagues, who heckled her as soon as she spoke: “
Well, I thought you weren't sexist!
Before shouting to the elected representatives of the majority: “
And it is not true that because there is a president, all of you, where you are, you are not sexist
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Under high tension, the exchanges continued for several minutes, with members of each group taking the floor to defend their position.
Like this very noticed speech by the elected MoDem Perrine Goulet, judging "
" that the Nupes "
" Yaël Braun-Pivet "
as he did just now
"It's a shame.
The tumultuous scenes, it is you who make them Madame Rousseau, constantly.
You are pathetic!”