A “new polemic of the fachos”. Jean-Luc Mélenchon defended MP LFI Rachel Keke this Friday. This former maid, elected to the National embly since June 2022, still occupies her social housing in Chevilly-Larue (Val-de-Marne). A fact relayed by the far-right press since Thursday.
“New fascist controversy against Rachel Keke about her HLM housing. I want her to stay there. Even if his rent is adapted, ”reacted the founder of insubordinate France on his X account (formerly Twitter). “She is not elected for life. And it’s a good thing that the people’s chosen ones don’t give up the lives of their own,” he continued.
New controversy of fachos against Rachel Kéké about her HLM housing. I want her to stay there. Even if his rent is adapted. She is not elected for life. And it’s a good thing that the people’s chosen ones don’t give up the lives of their own.
— Jean-Luc Melenchon (@JLMelenchon) September 8, 2023
Questioned by BFMTV, the former chambermaid admitted to being “still in [son] social housing”. “As soon as I was elected to the National embly, I went to see my social landlord to ask him if I could stay. My children go to school right next to my accommodation,” she said. Still according to the chain, Rachel Keke’s social landlord would have given her his agreement “on condition of paying an additional rent”.
“A black woman in the National embly is unbearable for them”
The rebellious elected official is not illegal. According to applicable regulations, when a person with social housing sees his income increase, he is indeed forced to pay an additional rent (also called solidarity rent supplement). ” I have nothing to hide. And I never wanted to rush to live elsewhere. I’ve been living here for seven years, “justified the one who was spokesperson for the chambermaids’ strike at the Ibis Batignolles hotel started in 2019.
Rachel Keke still points, behind this beginning of controversy, the shadow of “the far right”, according to BFMTV. As proof of this, she points to the fact that the Factual site, sponsored by the presenter of Christine Kelly, was the first to relay the information, before it was relayed in particular by Current Values. “A black woman in the National embly to defend people who are suffering, essential workers, that is unbearable for them,” said the rebellious elected official.