While the National Assembly is preparing to examine the bill transforming the health pass into a vaccination pass, LREM deputy from Loiret, Stéphanie Rist, has been threatened with death by email. The elected must file a complaint on Monday, January 3.
Messages that the member decided to make public this Sunday, indicating that she “refuses to give in to pressure”.
“I am going to open fire because you are well beyond our tolerance, patience threshold. (…) The people who participated in this totalitarian vision of France, by taking political decisions, will die, including you ”, we can read in these emails sent to the deputy for Loiret with the title:“ Totalitarianism is vain, bullets are the answer ”.
I vote according to my conscience and never according to pressure, the mandate of deputy is not an imperative mandate! This kind of email is therefore useless … #stopviolence @LaREM_AN pic.twitter.com/QfOHPjLcsg
– Stephanie Rist (@stephanie_rist) January 2, 2022
On Twitter, Stéphanie Rist explained that she “votes according to [sa] conscience and never according to pressures, the mandate of deputy is not an imperative mandate! This kind of email is therefore useless ”.
Stéphanie Rist is not the first to be targeted by this type of threat since the start of the health crisis. The permanence of Sacha Houlié (LREM) had for example been burnt down in August, while the deputy confided to have already received “about forty death threats”. This weekend, another member of the majority, Agnès Firmin Le Bodo, also published a threat of beheading against her.
At the end of December, and because of the climate of tension around the implementation of the vaccination pass, the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin asked the prefects to strengthen surveillance around the offices and homes of parliamentarians.