- Several quotes attributed to the new Keeper of the Seals have flourished on social networks since he entered government.
- We screened three of them.
- Some words of Eric Dupond-Moretti are caricatured.
This is THE number one political subject on social networks since the appointment of the Castex government on Monday: the surprise appointment of Eric Dupond-Moretti as Minister of Justice. Emmanuel Macron was certainly not unaware of the media uproar that such a choice would generate, thus allowing the majority to make one forget for a moment the bad results of the elected LREM in the last municipal elections. He was not wrong.
Since Monday, as is often the case when a new personality is placed on the front of the political scene, the archive cupboard overflows. Among the shovel of declas or polemics unearthed since Monday concerning the new Keeper of the Seals, 20 Minutes decided to select three of them, just to see what is myth or reality.
Eric Dupond-Moretti rewrites history
It is the sequence most shared on social networks since Monday: guest on the set of LCI, the one who was then only a lawyer is questioned about his will or not to become Minister of Justice. “If you were offered a post of Minister of Justice, would you accept? Asked journalist Audrey Crespo-Mara. In a burst of laughter, the ogre of the courtrooms is clear, it’s “no”. ” Sure ? “, She reminds him. “Ah yes, sure! Do you want me to sign you? », He jokes before detailing the reasons for such a refusal.
“First of all, nobody will suggest it to me, it would be a mess … Nobody would ever have the foolish idea, totally absurd, incongruous, improbable to propose this to me,” he says. And I, frankly, would never accept such a thing, no. This is not my job, you have to swallow snakes to do politics. First, you have to be friends with all the members of the government to which you belong. You have to eat your hat once in a while. “
. @ antoine7595 (LR), while worrying about the “dehumanization of justice” asks the new Keeper of the Seals if “his future actions will be in line with his past declarations” #DirectAN #QAG pic.twitter.com/Cs4MgfDukA
– National Assembly (@AssembleeNat) July 8, 2020
With hindsight, we must admit that these words have something to smile about. Knowing full well that they were going to be sent back to him in full face at the first opportunity, the new Keeper of the Seals preferred to take the lead, Wednesday, during his first big oral at the National Assembly on the occasion of questions to the government. Questioned by the deputy LR Antoine Savignat on his future course of action and his objectives as a minister, Eric Dupond-Moretti wanted to settle this story once and for all.
“It is true that at one point I said that I would not accept this task, there must be ten or fifteen years. We are going to put a definitive end to … “, he said before a general hubbub prevented him from continuing. And for good reason, his declaration absolutely does not date from ten or fifteen years ago, but from April 2018, just over two years ago. Pan on the calculator!
Immigrants and the household
In a viral publication on Facebook, the Myjournal.fr site does not hesitate to title one of its articles as follows: “For Eric Dupond-Moretti, immigrants, including Arabs, are only good at cleaning up. One thus expects while reading that to see a sequence in which the lawyer is made guilty of racist and ignominious remarks.
Except that not at all. Invited on the set of the program “Zemmour & Naulleau” on February 8, 2017, the current Minister of Justice takes part in a debate around the question of the place of immigrants in France in the context of the 2017 presidential election to come up. The sequence, which was found on YouTube, begins with a speech by the current Minister of Justice.
“If all French” second category ” [terme employé ironiquement face à Eric Zemmour pour évoquer les immigrés], to which I belong, went on strike the day after tomorrow (…), you would see a little how it would be difficult to circulate in taxi, to pick up our trash cans ”, loose Dupond-Moretti. The discussion continues and it is Eric Zemmour’s turn to give his point of view: “Today, we are with territories where we are no longer in France, where we no longer live like French and French, whether you like it or not. That is the real subject and that is why there are so many young people who vote Marine Le Pen. “
The tone rises, Dupond-Moretti rises in the towers and resumes: “If tomorrow the Arabs, and all the immigrants, and all the people who came here [en France] are leaving, you’re in shit to do your cleaning, you understand? Here, the new Keeper of the Seals simply takes up the argument repeatedly heard by those who fight the idea that immigrants, their children and grandchildren, should leave France and return to their home countries. ‘origin. The Myjournal.fr site has therefore diverted the original meaning of the words of the former lawyer.
Dupond-Moretti and the ban on RN (ex-FN)
In the wake of Dupond-Moretti’s appointment at 13 Place Vendôme, Marine Le Pen tweeted about it! “A justice is appointed an activist from the far left who wants to ban the RN, the first opposition party. It promises “. What is she referring to? To an interview in May 2015 by Léa Salamé on France Inter. The journalist questions him about the news of what was still called the National Front at the time, with the future exclusion of Jean-Marie Le Pen by his daughter Marine.
Justice is appointed an activist from the far left who wants to ban the RN, the first opposition party. It promises … #EricDupondMoretti #DupondMoretti https://t.co/G8QR1tnrXM
– Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) July 6, 2020
“Marine discovered, do you know what, that her father is a terrible racist. We don’t care about the face of the world. He has always been a racist. It’s a small business that works quite well. He took care of the Jews, she takes care of the Muslims. It is a party that is not republican, it has been condemned 19 times, ”replied Dupond-Moretti.
“Is it a party that is not republican?” So should we ban it? “, Then reminds Léa Salamé. Answer: “Ah I think it should be banned, yes”, he said before adding that it would still be “complicated because afterwards, there is reconstitution of a dissolved league, you know … And then we are so used to it, not only to these people, but to what they convey as ideas, that it would be difficult today. “