Departmental elections: a candidate of the National Rally suspended for racist remarks
The RN withdrew the nomination of Pascal Auger, candidate in the canton of Fleury-les-Aubrais, in the Loiret.
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The National Rally (RN) announced Tuesday, June 8 in a press release, having withdrawn the nomination from one of its candidates in the departmental elections (June 20 and 27) after racist comments made on Twitter. Pascal Auger, who was also suspended by the RN, was a candidate in the canton of Fleury-les-Aubrais.
“In view of the intolerable comments made on social networks by Mr. Pascal Auger, the National Gathering proceeds to the immediate suspension of his quality of member of the RN pending his appearance before the disciplinary committee”, explained the RN, who did not withdraw the nomination from his buddy.
According to the tweets reported by the local press, the content of which was confirmed by the National Rally, Mr. Auger in particular assimilated France to a “African colony” and made insulting remarks towards migrants. His Twitter account was deleted. A disciplinary committee must be held to rule on his future within the party “but there is little doubt that he will be struck off”, told AFP Cyril Hemardinquer, departmental delegate of the National Rally in Loiret.
“The problem is that he freezes the candidacy of his partner, but me, I do not want to crash three people (with substitutes), for one who derails “, he added. If the pair were to be elected, Mr. Auger would not represent the RN. We dissociate ourselves from this person. I would ask him to withdraw for his deputy. But I have no means of coercion, if he does not agree. It does not correspond to the values that we convey “, Mr. Hemardinquer further clarified.