"Stop talking! Fishmonger! ». Mathilde Panot published, Thursday evening on her Twitter account, a screenshot of the official written report of the debates in the National Assembly, according to which she was called a "fishmonger" in the hemicycle by the RN deputy of Aisne Jocelyn Dessigny. "When Le Pen does not write them their speeches for the microphones, the RN deputies still show their true face," she commented above the image.
It is necessary "that we stop with a certain sexism and a class contempt that is unacceptable in our Assembly", she argued. "The fachos are crude sexists full of class contempt, ready to govern with Macron," wrote on the social network, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, calling them "thugs".
Jocelyn Dessigny explains that "his words have exceeded his thoughts"
The LFI deputy of Seine-Saint-Denis, Raquel Garrido, described this insult as "unacceptable" and recalled that the two elected officials have repeatedly testified to "macho aggressions suffered by women politicians".
The fachos are crude sexists full of class contempt, ready to rule with Macron. So they hit on the President of the rebellious deputies. They are thugs. https://t.co/VLUrMd1hAj
— Jean-Luc Mélenchon (@JLMelenchon) June 8, 2023
After the intervention of the LFI MP, Jocelyn Dessigny asked to speak in the hemicycle. "If I was able to offend Mathilde Panot, I apologize, my words exceeded my thoughts," he said.
The leader of the rebellious deputies asked, during a night session on Thursday, a sanction against the far-right MP. In February 2021, majority MP Pierre Henriet was sanctioned for the same insult. The elected representative of Vendée had been deprived for a month of a quarter of his parliamentary allowance - 5,715.43 euros monthly.
"If she feels wrongly insulted, I beg her to apologize," said Pierre Henriet, while denying any sexism and reproaching Mathilde Panot for "shouting at the rostrum and cutting off the floor". "Sexism has no place in our society, even less in the expression of an elected representative of the Republic, within the hemicycle itself," said the presidency of the Assembly.