VIDEO. Jean-Luc Mélenchon “accepts criticism” on the Quatennens affair

“Anyone can do better, me too”. Jean-Luc Mélenchon said, Saturday September 24 on France 2, “accept criticism” on his decried reaction to the Quatennens affair, explaining that he did not “wanted to mingle” of his friends’ divorce. The leader of rebellious France was interviewed on the program “Quelle époque!” on her September 18 tweet, which outraged feminists and helped put her movement in trouble.

In this tweet, the rebellious leader denounced “police malice, media voyeurism, social networks” and greeted the “dignity” and the “courage” of Adrien Quatennens, who had just confessed to domestic violence and announced his withdrawal from the coordination of LFI.

“I accept your judgement, I accept criticism”, said Jean-Luc Mélenchon on Saturday. But he justified his reaction: “I forbid myself to comment” the divorce of friends and a handrail that the wife of Adrien Quatennens wanted confidential. Because “If I had said one word too many, she could have said to me + What are you getting involved in?'”he added.“I understand people saying ‘No, you have to step in to point the finger at it’, but I think that’s a mistake: there wasn’t even an investigation, she says ‘I don’t want that’ they talk about me’, nobody cares what she says, not me”developed the former presidential candidate (22% in April).

“All those who are feminists – and I count myself in it – we have the right to disagree, I don’t agree with handrails going into the public”said Jean-Luc Mélenchon. “The slap was a year ago, there hasn’t been one for a year, and we have to take into account that he apologizes”, he defended. Should Adrien Quatennens resign from his mandate as a deputy, after withdrawing from the coordination of LFI? “My answer is no: let this divorce end, let the judge rule. And I want him to come back to the political fight”said Mr. Mélenchon, praising a “extraordinarily brilliant young man” that “you can’t forbid me to love”.

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