Nathalie Kosciusko Morizet a French politician is knocked out while campaigning stirring criticism of left wing ‘terrorism’ against conservative pundits.
Disconcert has come to the fore with the revelation that Nathalie Kosciusko Morizet a 44 year old French conservative politician having being knocked out on the streets of Paris while campaigning.
Local media reported that the woman, widely known by her initials NKM and a high profile figure in center right politics lying on the pavement along a Left Bank street market after suddenly been assaulted.
Prior to the assault, her attacker, a male in his 50’s was heard calling Kosciusko Morizet a ‘crappy bobo,’ reported AFP, a derogatory term for ‘bourgeois urban dwellers’.
The attack reported Le Figaro came as the MP and former spokeswoman under ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy had been handing out Republican party election leaflets ahead of Sunday’s National Assembly election. Kosciusko Morizet is understood to be campaigning for a central Paris constituency where she faces an uphill battle.
Witnesses heard the man tell the MP: ‘It’s your fault [Anne] Hidalgo is mayor today’, a reference to her defeat in the 2014 Paris mayoral election to Paris’ incumbent socialist mayor.
Witnesses said the man seized the leaflets and tried to throw them back in the politician’s face. Ms Kosciusko-Morizet then lost her balance and hit her head on the ground. She was unconscious for several minutes.
A report via the bbc told of man leaving the scene immediately, while being chased by a party official.
An extreme leftist attacked Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet a former french minister on the street of Paris. pic.twitter.com/mJOUcZUycB
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A former environment minister, NKM is at risk of losing her Assembly seat to a candidate from the centrist party of President Emmanuel Macron.
Her rival, Gilles le Gendre, campaigning under the banner of President Emmanuel Macron‘s, ‘Republic on the Move’ party, suspended campaigning. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe visited her in hospital, while her former mayoral rival, Hidalgo called the attack, ‘intolerable’.
At one point NKM was seen as a potential candidate for the centrist government but decided to run for the National Assembly for the Republicans. Of note, NKM was the only woman in the race for this year’s Republican presidential nomination.
Paris prosecutors have said they are looking into the incident as various right wing media outlets call attention to what they deem to be left wing aggression (despite Nathalie’s attacker was himself likely a conservative voter) against right wing politics and politician. Never mind the inconvenient fact that conservative movements continue to foster a bastion of ‘terror’ mandates both domestically and internationally ….
France’s Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet knocked out while campaigning https://t.co/SVqmsv0R0s
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