The niece of former French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has posted a video on social media where she says she has no reason to apologize for her skin color and nationality.
“I don’t have to apologize as white and as a Frenchwoman – You see what we are reduced to by having to position ourselves in this way” Marion Maréchal says.
“I do not have to apologize because I did not colonize, I did not colonize anyone, I did not enslave anyone in the same way as all these political groups and all these political activists themselves were never even colonized or enslaved”.
She accuses the government of having yielded to “the law of group emotion”.
Marion says there is an “attempt to subvert souls” and that “militant, lefists, so-called anti-racist” groups “not only ask us to kneel, but in addition to dirty the memory of our ancestors, to spit on our history, to purge our heritage of tearing down our statues”.
She served in the French National Assembly for the right-wing Front National party (Now Rassemblement national) from 2012 to 2017 and is seen as a potential candidate for the 2022 presidential election in France, all though she said in October she had no ambitions in standing for election.