“Do our citizens seriously believe that the shortages, which were real, were intentional? He told BFM.
Jean-Christophe Lagarde of the centrist UDI party declared: “It is not urgent today. We have to fight the second wave and I am not convinced that we should waste time with this.
He added that he did not believe that “the ministers were criminally responsible in this matter”.
The far-right deputy Gilbert Collard described this research as “a real declaration of war by justice against political powers”.
But Marie-Christine Verdier-Jouclas, member of the ruling LREM party of Mr. Macron, said that it was a “normal procedure” and “to prove that there is no justice system to two speeds ”.
Other investigations are in progress. In Paris, prosecutors have launched a preliminary investigation into “manslaughter” and “endangering the life of others”.
Meanwhile, current Prime Minister Jean Castex is the subject of a complaint from Victims Coronavirus France, a group of 200 civilian plaintiffs who accuse the government of “flying blind” in the current epidemic.
Edouard Philippe’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.