However, the scene was innocuous to say the least. From the podium, National Rally (RN) deputy Jean-Philippe Tanguy has been pounding the government for several minutes this Monday, as part of a motion of censure filed by the left of the Hemicycle against Gabriel Attal. The charge is severe, and provokes reactions on the benches of the majority. The former Minister of the City, Nadia Hai, strongly calls on the RN deputy on several occasions. When a little higher up, to the far right of the stands, Marine Le Pen's voice rings out: "Shut up, shut up!", she shouts in the direction of the Yvelines MP, adding to these words a hand gesture telling him to be quiet.
The National Assembly rejects the first motion of censure against Gabriel Attal
On the Macronist benches, all eyes then turn to the president of the RN group. And the tone rises. Constance Le Grip (Renaissance) criticizes him for his “vulgarity”. “It’s she who is vulgar,” Marine Le Pen responds, still targeting Emmanuel Macron’s former minister. “What are your substantive proposals? It’s empty, it’s hollow,” Nadia Hai then responds, “Don’t talk to me about substance, don’t you!” Before things calm down and everything finally returns to normal, a few seconds later.
This type of clash is common in the Hemicycle of the National Assembly. But it is rare that it involves a former finalist in the presidential election and a former minister of the President of the Republic. A little over two weeks ago, during a heated session on the constitutionalization of abortion, another RN deputy sent a “Shut up” to the rebel Sébastien Delogu.
“Marine Le Pen does not impress me at all. It's very vulgar of him. In any case, she attacks all the voices that dare to confront her face to face,” says Nadia Hai. Before adding: “But there, all the same, she went further than usual.”