SNAPSHOT – The tension rose a notch in the Assembly this Wednesday evening. While the deputies have been examining the bill to extend the health pass and make the vaccination of caregivers compulsory since Tuesday, July 20, new words from the covidosceptic deputy Martine Wonner have ignited the powders.
The parliamentarian, excluded from her group in the Assembly, had notably qualified the health pass as a “pass of shame” and denounced the measures which she qualified as “freedoms” of the government bill.
This Wednesday, July 21, she again stood out, believing that the health pass would “establish segregation between the individuals of this country”, as you can see in the video above.
She shared the story of “Madame S”, who according to the MP, because she is not vaccinated, “will not be able to access the public hospital” for an examination scheduled for August. “This is false”, shouted some of the parliamentarians in the background.
“If you are anti-tax, I don’t care”
Words immediately denied by the Minister Delegate to Olivier Véran and in charge of Autonomy Brigitte Bourguignon. “We cannot misinform even within this hemicycle”, she replied to Martine Wonner to the applause of many deputies (see the video).
“In case of care scheduled in advance, the person has time to do a test to protect others if they have conditions not met to be vaccinated (…) and in an emergency there is no obviously no need for a pass, ”added the minister.
A few minutes later, it was MP Philippe Vigier who spoke. “You do not have the right to say what you said as a doctor,” he said to Martine Wonner. And to add: “If you are antivax, I do not care”.
Suspension of the session
After this lively clash, MP David Habib, who chaired the meeting, reminded his colleagues that the debates were “televised”. “We have to offer each other a better spectacle of democracy,” he added.
MP LR Philipe Gosselin finally asked for a five-minute recess to calm the spirits.
The Senate dominated by the right-wing opposition, which must seize Thursday July 22 of the bill, will ensure “that the rules are clear”, assured the rapporteur of the commission of Laws Philippe Bas (LR).
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