Marine Le Pen has taken steps to oust her father Jean-Marie from the party he founded, as the head of France’s far-right National Front attempts to sanitise the party ahead of the next election.It's about time. The man has practically made clear he hates his own country, and he may have singlehandedly undermined Europe's ability to fight jihadism effectively. Closing the door on him now will be the best example they can set for such a perverted loose cannon.
In a deepening of the family drama, Ms Le Pen said that she would oppose her father’s candidature at regional elections this year following a string of controversial comments made by the 86-year-old.
Jean-Marie Le Pen last week defended a past comment that Nazi gas chambers were “a detail” of history and was quoted on Tuesday as calling France’s Spanish-born prime minister Manuel Valls “the immigrant”.
Speaking to the rightwing publication Rivarol, he also this week defended Philippe Petain, leader of the wartime government that co-operated with Nazi Germany, saying the postwar French government was “too harsh” with him.
In a statement on Wednesday Ms Le Pen, who has run the party since 2011, said: “Jean-Marie Le Pen seems to have descended into a strategy somewhere between scorched earth and political suicide.
“His status as honorary president does not give him the right to hijack the National Front with vulgar provocations seemingly designed to damage me but which unfortunately hit the whole movement.”
She said she had informed her father that he would not have the party’s support in France’s regional elections in December, where he was to stand for leadership of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.
Florian Philippot, the National Front’s vice-president, said in a tweet: “The political split with Jean-Marie Le Pen is now complete and definite. Under Marine Le Pen’s guidance, decisions will be taken swiftly.”
Thursday, April 09, 2015
MARINE LE PEN IS FINALLY SEVERING TIES WITH HER AWFUL FATHER
The younger Le Pen is now taking steps to distance herself from Jean-Dhimmi after he fell back on some of his most disgusting babble from years before:
Posted by Avi Green at 5:57 AM