Éric Ciotti, at the National embly, June 12. BERTRAND GUAY / AFP
The President of the Republicans sent his letter to the President of the Republic on Tuesday evening claiming the Legion of Honor for the “hero in the backpack”.
National recognition after the fright. In a letter addressed to Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday evening, Éric Ciotti demands recognition from the State for the young Henri who had the courage to intervene during the Annecy tragedy. “Mr President of the Republic, on June 8, the attack on Annecy caused amazement and consternation among the French. By attacking young children, the ailant has outraged what is most sacred to us, and the horror of his crime has caused considerable dread.“, recalls the president of the Republicans in his short missive sent to the Élysée. ” But, in the midst of the dreadcontinues the deputy of the Alpes-Maritimes, hope took on the features of those heroes who so courageously intervened to prevent the continuation of this murderous madness. In the forefront of which Henri d’Anselme, whom the press immediately renamed the hero with a backpack “.
For Ciotti, such a “lesson in heroism“recalls that”humanity is capable of standing in a combative dignity that does not resign itself to the monstrosity of the worst barbarities. These anonymous heroes have made the entire French people proud because this heroism brings us together and carries within itself a collective ideal.“, emphasizes the leader of the right, before estimating that the recognition of the nation against its heroes is”a debt that cannot be paid“but that the French have the means to recognize”by giving them their rightful place within the ranks of the Legion of Honor“.
Inasmuch as “national representative“, Éric Ciotti wants to be “echo” the French. ” These heroes have honored us: let’s pay them the tribute they deserve“, he concludes.