His reaction was expected. Marlène Schiappa has decided to stand on the side of Gérald Darmanin. Become minister for Citizenship, the former secretary of State in charge of Equality between women and men has decided to respond to the criticism surrounding the appointment of his now minister of the Interior. The "first cop of France" is the subject of an investigation for rape re-launched in mid-June by the court of appeal of Paris, after having been closed without a result. When asked by The Sunday Newspaper in the edition of July 12, Marlène Schiappa says "understand the issues" and responds by referring to the "three non-places of justice" provided to the minister.
"I'm a feminist since forever, I would never have agreed to work with a man convicted of rape !" says Marlène Schiappa. The former secretary of State also sees the criticisms against the appointment of Gérald Darmanin of " attempts at political exploitation by those who are in opposition to the government ".
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"let's Look at the acts"
To defend Gérald Darmanin, whose appointment has been the anger of militant feminists, Marlène Schiappa is also called to " look at the acts ". "The ministry of the Interior has 230 million for implementing the Grenelle of domestic violence next to the police ", she explains. "Wednesday, the minister asked the administrative directors to build a target of 50 % of women in the most senior positions. When he was in the Action and in the public Accounts, he has accompanied the rise of the credits of my ministry. (...) This government is for the equality of women and men, I am the guarantor. "
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when Asked by the JDD on the words of the new minister of Justice Eric Dupond-Moretti, who was estimated to be in 2018 that the government is "kidding completely" with the tort of outrage, gender-based (a measure dear to the ex-secretary of State), Marlène Schiappa is careful of any criticism. "He was speaking as a lawyer, he is now the keeper of the Seals, and I am sure he will apply this law passed unanimously – condemning the harassment of street, not the knowing looks ! I repeat : look at the acts ", she concludes.