Jean-Luc Mélenchon says he doesn’t blame his “old vet friend” after Gérard Larcher’s “shut up”

The President of the Senate sharply attacked the rebellious leader, who had called journalist Ruth Elkrief “manipulative”, ending his remarks with a “shut up”.



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Former presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, September 26, 2023 in Paris.  (OLIVIER CORSAN / MAXPPP)

There “occupational hazard” of a “old friend vet”. The leader of France Insoumise (LFI) Jean-Luc Mélenchon made ironic comments on Thursday, December 6, made about him by the President of the Senate Gérard Larcher, who had asked him to “close” her “mouth”. “I don’t blame him, it’s [une] occupational hazard”launched the former presidential candidate in Paris on the sidelines of a rally in support of an elected official summoned by the courts, in a video broadcast by LFI.

“You’re going to eat it worse than us!”he first said into the microphone, questioning the management of the transport group Transdev, whose employees had been supported by the elected official summoned to court. “I speak badly on purpose”, he then explains. “Because I have an old vet friend, who says ‘shut up’. It’s not that it’s mean, it’s that he’s been around animals a lot. He thinks we have a mouth. But no, we have a mouth”adds Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

The leader of LFI referred to the profession of Gérard Larcher, former veterinarian, re-elected at the end of September, at the age of 74, to the presidency of the Senate for a fifth three-year term. On Wednesday, senator Les Républicains des Yvelines sharply attacked Jean-Luc Mélenchon, ending his remarks with a “Shut your mouth” much commented on subsequently by the political class. Unusual language from the Senate President. The latter reacted to the remarks of Jean-Luc Mélenchon treating the journalist Ruth Elkrief of “manipulative”on the social network

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