EU cancels Marine Le Pen's immunity for tweeting images of ISIL violence
European Union lawmakers lifted the EU parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Thursday for tweeting pictures of Islamic State violence.Only what their awful parliament boasts. This is nothing but using every trick in the book to attack her because she's the only candidate willing to tackle some of the hard issues in this election, including Islamofascism that's cannibalizing the home turf.
Le Pen, who leads her National Front party in the European legislature, is under investigation in France for posting three graphic images of Islamic State executions on Twitter in December 2015, including the beheading of American journalist James Foley.
The vote on Thursday by a large show of hands in the plenary of the EU Parliament confirmed a preliminary decision taken on Tuesday by the legal affairs committee of the EU legislature.
"The vote is clear. It has been approved by a big majority," European Parliament Vice President Antonios Trakatellis said as he announced the results for the vote.
Le Pen's immunity shielded her from prosecution. By lifting it, after a request from the French judiciary, the parliament is allowing any eventual legal action against her.That's just what it is. They're so against her election by a public disgusted at their dhimmitude, they'll do anything possible to prevent her from reaching office. And it clearly makes no difference to them that they're otherwise helping her campaign, as it hopefully will. The "politicians" doing this should be truly ashamed of themselves, and sooner or later, it's going to come back and haunt them badly.
The move grants the prosecutor looking into the affair power to bring Le Pen in for police questioning.
In the next steps, the prosecutor could drop the case, appoint an investigating magistrate to delve further into it, or send it straight to trial. A trial date ahead of the election in April and May would require the French legal process to go much faster than it normally does.
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 ($78,930).
She has denounced the legal proceedings against her as political interference in the campaign and called for a moratorium on judicial investigations until the election period has passed.
Update: here's more about the subject on Hot Air.