The arms race between the Minister of the Interior and the first secretary of the Socialist Party continues. During a press conference at the National Assembly, this Wednesday afternoon, Olivier Faure denounced a “serious fault” of Christophe Castaner for having mentioned his private life on the background
“Christophe Castaner has committed a serious fault,” said the first secretary of the PS during a press conference at the National Assembly, asking Emmanuel Macron “to summon the Minister of the Interior as soon as possible and to draw the consequences ”.
“A red line has been crossed”
Wednesday morning, at the microphone of France Inter, Christophe Castaner attacked Olivier Faure: “I was surprised to hear at your microphone Olivier Faure, whom I know well, and whom I accompanied in his separations and in his divorces. I was amazed at his moral lessons, “said the Minister of the Interior. The minister reacted to the words of Olivier Faure who had denounced the day before the “incredible lightness” of Benjamin Griveaux.
The latter withdrew his candidacy for the mayor of Paris, last Friday, after the diffusion of videos in sexual matter implicating him.
#OlivierFaure “This morning a red line was crossed. The act of an interior minister seeking to intimidate 1 of the opposition leaders, using innuendo, is an assault on the basis of democracy. ” @faureolivier pic.twitter.com/Fb21dhZhju
– Socialist Party (@partisocialiste) February 19, 2020
“This morning a red line was crossed. The fact that an interior minister seeks to intimidate one of the leaders of the opposition, by resorting to innuendos relating to his private life, is an attack on the basis of democracy, “continued Olivier Faure, adding “The separation between political debate and private life is the rule of all democracies”.