EU Elites Vote to Punish Marine Le Pen for Tweeting Out ISIS Images – That She Posted in 2015
European Union elites decided to punish French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen after she tweeted three images of brutal ISIS violence.
Le Pen tweeted out an image of US journalist James Foley after he was beheaded by ISIS.
Le Pen tweeted out this image.
EU elites want to punish her for it.
— Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) December 16, 2015
The image is still on her Twitter page.
European Union lawmakers “overwhelmingly” voted on Tuesday to lift the EU parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen for tweeting pictures of Islamic State violence.
Le Pen, a member of the European parliament, is under investigation in France for posting three graphic images of IS executions on Twitter in 2015, including the beheading of the United States journalist James Foley.
Responding to a request from the French judiciary, the EU lawmakers in the legal affairs committee voted to lift her immunity, EU officials said. The committee’s decision will have to be backed by the whole parliament in a second vote, possibly this week.
Le Pen’s immunity shields her from prosecution; lifting it would permit legal action against her. The offense being considered is “publishing violent images,” which under certain circumstances can carry a penalty of three years in prison and a fine of 75,000 euros ($79,650).
MEPs “overwhelmingly voted to lift Le Pen’s immunity,” said euroskeptic 5 Star Movement lawmaker Laura Ferrara. A Parliament official said 18 lawmakers voted in favor of removing Le Pen’s immunity and three voted against.