Jaws dropped on Twitter this afternoon when CPAC published the full agenda for this week’s convention, revealing that French fascist Marion Le Pen will speak from the main stage immediately after Mike Pence.
Marion, you may recall, is the even worse niece of National Front leader Marine Le Pen and in 2012 at age 22 became the youngest person ever elected to the French Parliament.
Following Marine Le Pen’s drubbing by Emmanuel Macron in last year’s presidential election, Marion announced that she would not seek reelection and her term expired in June 2017. Marion had “personally guaranteed” that France’s same-sex marriage law would be “demolished” upon her aunt’s election.
In 2016, two weeks after headlining a massive anti-gay rally organized by the hate group La Manif Pour Tous, Marion was hired by Steve Bannon as part of Breitbart‘s aborted expansion into France and Germany. Marion has called for France to institute repressive “homosexual propaganda” laws similar to Russia’s.
Marion’s grandfather, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the National Front, is perhaps Europe’s most notorious living fascist, having been convicted multiple times for inciting racial hatred and denying the Holocaust.
Marion Le Pen, a member of a French political party founded by Nazi collaborators, is speaking at CPAC on Thursday. Last year, Marion’s aunt Marine Le Pen denied the French role in the Vel d’Hiv roundup of French Jews for deportation. pic.twitter.com/RDDZx8rCNh
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) February 19, 2018
The Le Pen speaking at CPAC isn’t the one who ran against Macron – that’s Marine – but her niece, Marion, who is by all accounts even battier. Bannon loves her.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) February 19, 2018
— Gen JC Christian, Expert (@JC_Christian) February 19, 2018
That there is a Le Pen speaking at CPAC is less surprising than the fact (or not! Maybe I’ll be shown wrong) no one there will raise an eyebrow
— Greg Krieg (@GregJKrieg) February 19, 2018
— manu saadia 🖖 (@trekonomics) February 19, 2018
Mediapart: Le Pen almost entirely funded by Putin: National Front’s Kremlin loan is worth €40mn https://t.co/5fO5E3fBpp
— Sarah Smith (@SLSmith000) May 6, 2017