2024 Legislative Elections: Daniel Grenon, RN candidate in the 1st constituency of Yonne, accused of racism

2024 Legislative Elections: Daniel Grenon, RN candidate in the 1st constituency of Yonne, accused of racism
2024 Legislative Elections: Daniel Grenon, RN candidate in the 1st constituency of Yonne, accused of racism

Daniel Grenon, outgoing MP and candidate for the National Rally in the first constituency of Yonne, is accused of racism after remarks made in The Republican Yonne this Tuesday. The prosecutor was contacted by the leader of the socialists in Yonne. In a press release, the one who came out on top in the first round with 40.40% of the votes cast, denounces distorted statements.

“This is a call for discrimination”

Mani Cambefort, the leader of the socialists in Yonne, announces contact the public prosecutor following Daniel Grenon’s comments held during a debate with his opponent Florence Loury, candidate of the New Popular Front. The candidate of the National Rally, in the first constituency was questioned on the excesses of his party and he raised the subject of dual nationals.

Daniel Grenon holds shocking remarkscriminal remarks about North Africans. He says, I quote, ‘North Africans came to power in 2016. These people have no place in high places’. This is clearly a racist statement. It has no place in our republican debate,” explains Mani Cambefort. The opposition councilor of Auxerre continues: “If these remarks had been made outside the electoral framework, I would have taken the same action. One really gets the impression when reading this article that This is a call for discrimination. I find it unacceptable that an elected representative of the Republic, an outgoing MP at that, should make such comments.“.

I think that for those who have any hesitation about this second round, about the nature of the duel between Daniel Grenon and Florence Loury, they no longer have any. I hope that some will assume support for the one who is against the extreme right. We see that under an appearance of respectability, if we scratch a little, the old demons come out“, concludes Mani Cambefort.

The Modem in Yonne condemns his remarks

The Modem branch in Yonne condemns Daniel Grenon’s comments.These statements are openly racist and discriminatory. These remarks are not only an insult to French people of Maghrebi origin, but they are also a direct attack on the values ​​of our Republic. Being Maghrebi does not correspond to a nationality but to an origin. Many French people are of Maghrebi origin,” centrist elected officials want to clarify in a press release.

“Mr. Grenon, in making such remarks, shows a clear desire to discriminate against some of our fellow citizens according to their ethnic origin, thus condemning them to never being able to exercise high responsibilities. For him and the National Rally, some French people will never be real French people in their eyes,” adds the Modem.

Guillaume Larrivé, former deputy of Yonne (LR), beaten by Daniel Grenon in 2022, published a message on X: “This is what the RN MP who beat me in 2022 and has since doubled the number of his voters says“, accompanied by a photo of the remarks.”Voice of the people, voice of God ? Attention, danger“Guillaume Larrivé did not call for a vote for Daniel Grenon or Florence Loury.

Daniel Grenon denounces “distorted” remarks

https://twitter.com/DanielGrenon89/status/1808165949532479891Daniel Grenon denies this and states that his comments were “misinterpreted and distorted. “I am credited with the following words.Out of 30 or 40 positions, we cannot afford to have dual nationals. Maghrebis came to power in 2016, these people have no place in high places.’ I would like to clarify that this quote is wrong and does not reflect my thoughts or words in any way,” https://twitter.com/DanielGrenon89/status/1808165949532479891

“What I really said is: Dual-national Maghrebis like Najat Vallaud-Belkacem have come to power and that’s very good, but they sometimes don’t have a place in certain high-ranking positions because of their dual nationality, which can pose a problem of allegiance.”he continues.

Contacted by France Blue Auxerrethe newspaper The Republican Yonne tells us: “We confirm the accuracy of the remarks made by Daniel Grenon, transcribed in our columns this morning and on our website. Six journalists from the editorial staff led this debate. And we have of a soundtrack attesting to it“.

Daniel Grenon’s press release

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