“If Mr. Pasqua were there, he would shoot you in the head.” Jean-Christophe Lagarde apologized after making harsh remarks this Sunday against polemicist Eric Zemmour.

Asked about the possible candidacy of Eric Zemmour for the presidential election on France Info on Sunday morning, the president of the UDI got carried away and made violent remarks towards the polemicist who claims a legacy to the RPR, party French right-wing policy having existed between 1976 and 2002 preceding the UMP and Les Républicains.

“To make fun of the world to the point of saying” I am an RPR “, Mr. Zemmour, if Mr. Pasqua (one of the founders of this party, note) was there, he would give you a bullet in the head” launched Jean- Christophe Lagarde at the microphone of public radio. In October, Eric Zemmour affirmed that he was “the candidate of what was called before the RPR. That is to say the gathering of the popular right, Bonapartist, Gaullist which brings together the popular classes and the patriotic bourgeoisie. “

If France Info had, at first, retweeted his remarks, the media finally decided to remove them from social networks and not to repost them. “These words do not correspond to our values ​​or to our idea of ​​the political debate,” the radio said on Twitter.

franceinfo has decided not to rebroadcast the comments made this Sunday morning live by Jean-Christophe Lagarde against Eric Zemmour. These words do not correspond to our values ​​or to our idea of ​​the political debate

The controversy swelled, however, so that Jean-Christophe Lagarde apologized on social networks. “I regret my totally inappropriate expression about Pasqua and Zemmour this morning, I meant that at the time such a sham on his part would have had a scathing response. Violence must always be banned from political debate, ”he said.

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I regret my totally inappropriate expression about Pasqua and Zemmour this morning, I meant that at the time such a sham on his part would have had a scathing response.
Violence must always be banned from political debate.
Mea Culpa

A “mea culpa” that was not accepted by the polemicist who reacted by means of a press release. “For months, I have been probably the most threatened man in France. I got used to it. Of all the scum that targets me, you are certainly not the most dangerous, but definitely the most treacherous. As for me, despite your shoddy “mea culpa”, I do not apologize, “he replied to the president of UDI.

Ref: https://www.cnews.fr