At the microphone of Europe 1 on Tuesday, Bruno Retailleau, candidate for the presidency of the Republicans and current president of the party in the Senate, did not mince his words in the face of threats from Nicolas Sarkozy. An emblematic figure of the right, the latter said he was ready to leave the party if Bruno Retailleau was elected. A threat that does not raise the eyebrows of the candidate. “I’m going to tell you a secret: if I am elected and if Nicolas Sarkozy wishes to leave LR, let him do so. I will not retain it and even I understand it”, warns Bruno Retailleau before mocking the former president of the Republic.
“I want a really right right”
“I understand that all those who have put a lot of energy into the re-election of Mr. Macron do not want me to become president of LR because they know that with me, I will never compromise on this. Never. I want a right that is really right. I was saying it, not a half-time right, not a half right, the full right, “he said.
Accused of being the representative of a “stunted right and closed in on itself”, Bruno Retailleau defended himself on the contrary of having been the representative of an evolution of the right.
“Why did we experience this succession of failures? I will give you a few examples of these setbacks, of these abandonments. 35 hours. Admittedly, we made minimum sentences, but we abandoned the double penalty. Admittedly, we reduced the public service a little, but we did the ARS which bureaucratized health, “he defends himself. . “We have to tell the French that we learn from our failures and we are not exactly the same right.”