Suspension of the vote on the vaccine pass: Damien Abad denies any “obstruction” on the part of the Republicans

“There was no obstruction on our part” to the examination of the bill transforming the health pass into a vaccination pass, proclaims the president of the group Les Républicains to the National Assembly Damien Abad on Tuesday January 4 on franceinfo, after the surprise suspension of this examination via a vote of the deputies who, according to him, is not “in no case a questioning of its entry into force”. He believes that the absence of many elected from the majority during this vote is a “snub for the government”. The debates will resume at 6 p.m., after a vote on a decentralization law.

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He recalls that the elected LR did not “makes no recess, no point of order, absolutely nothing, because we want the debate to take place. Just at midnight, there were 500 amendments to consider, which means that we were going to finish at 8 or 9 o’clock in the morning, so there was a vote on whether or not to continue the debates. 121 members of the majority voted to maintain the debate all night, there were 200 missing. It is the absenteeism of these deputies that is a snub for the government “.

“Is it worthy of a great democracy to consider 500 amendments in the middle of the night? I don’t think so”, he adds. “I believe that at 5 am, 6 am or 7 am, we do not legislate well. I want a responsible, peaceful, credible debate, at the level of the French.”

“In our country, if there are too many talkative and numerous laws, it is also because we legislate badly at 4 o’clock in the morning.”

Damien Abad, president of the LR group at the National Assembly

to franceinfo

If the debates resume Tuesday evening, Damien Abad thinks they will “certainly” extend Wednesday afternoon and evening as well, and believes that the government should have allowed as much time from the beginning.

The president of the LR group at the Assembly specifies that “Basically, our group will not oppose this vaccination pass for a very simple reason, which is that we believe in vaccination because vaccination protects the French and especially avoids serious forms, because we have since believed the beginning in science and medicine. We think that this government made mistakes in health management, it was chaotic, there was a lot of delay in the ignition. But we, we are a party of government, we take our responsibilities and our priority is the protection of the French “. He regrets all the same that this bill provides for heavy penalties for companies that do not respect teleworking.

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