Fabien Roussel is a French Communist Party (PCF) candidate for President.
But simply running for office isn’t why he’s making the airwaves these days. He’s there because of something he said.
“Today judges decide to make politicians ineligible for public office, elected officials who have, for example, misappropriated funds, and I think we should have the same sanctions for incitement to racial hatred, for racism, for anti-Semitism.”
“These are condemnations that undermine the values of the Republic, national cohesion, living together and it is therefore perhaps necessary to have a little more severity in this area.”
Roussel has gone on record as saying that he would enforce these rules by enforcing the Gayssout Act, a law from 1990 that outlawed both Holocaust denial as well as discrimination based upon ethnic origin, race, religion, or national origin.
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