The President of the National embly, Yaël Braun-Pivet, sanctioned Friday 1er December MP Ugo Bernalicis (La France insoumise, LFI) a quarter of his monthly allowance (“1,476” euros), after a altercation broke out the day before in the law committeeannounced the presidency in a press release. “It will belong to the office of the embly”its highest executive body, to rule on a possible “more severe sanction”specifies the text.
Mr. Bernalicis caused a scandal on Thursday evening for forcefully demanding a suspension of work in the Law Committee, so that its members could follow the examination of a text in the hemicycle. According to several deputies, the elected representative of the Liberties, Independents, Overseas and Territories (LIOT) group Christophe Naegelen and the deputy from the North had a brief altercation.
There have been ” physical contact “but ” no violence “, reported MP Caroline Abadie (Renaissance). Estelle Youssouffa (LIOT) said that Mr. Bernalicis had been “threatening” towards her. “I remained standing in my place”insisted the latter to Agence France-Presse (AFP), denying any threat. “Cardboard Revolutionary”said National Rally (RN) deputy Yoann Gillet, in total confusion.
The LFI deputy criticized the president of the law committee, Sacha Houlié, for not having respected a commitment made at the conference of presidents of the embly to interrupt the committees when a text from the committee concerned is examined. Mr. Houlié replied that he himself had raised the problem of the calendar and announced that he would ask ” Sanctions “ for the presidency of the embly against Ugo Bernalicis for “the trouble he caused”. “I too am going to ask for sanctions”reacted the latter.
“It’s not normal, we work poorly. We cannot have such an important text in committee at the same time as a parliamentary niche”the president of the socialist group, Boris Vallaud, commented to AFP.
The World with AFP