Marine Le Pen, French Presidental Candidate, tweeted some very explicit pictures of brutal ISIS violence. She tweeted three images, as seen on Gateway Pundit, in an attempt to compare her opponents in the National Front Party, which are conservative, to ISIS during a live broadcasts. The tweets were meant to really help her point sink in and had three pictures of men in the process of being killed in gruesome ways, including the death of United States journalist James Foley. Now, European lawmakers voted to lift her immunity that is typically bestowed on a French presidential candidate because of these graphic and violent pictures. The penalty for her actions include up to 3 years in prison and a fine of 75,000 euros.
European Union lawmakers “overwhelmingly” voted on Tuesday to lift the EU parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen for tweeting pictures of Islamic State violence. Le Pen, a member of the European parliament, is under investigation in France for posting three graphic images of IS executions on Twitter in 2015, including the beheading of the United States journalist James Foley. Responding to a request from the French judiciary, the EU lawmakers in the legal affairs committee voted to lift her immunity, EU officials said. The committee’s decision will have to be backed by the whole parliament in a second vote, possibly this week. Le Pen’s immunity shields her from prosecution; lifting it would permit legal action against her. 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 ($79,650). MEPs “overwhelmingly voted to lift Le Pen’s immunity,” said euroskeptic 5 Star Movement lawmaker Laura Ferrara. A Parliament official said 18 lawmakers voted in favor of removing Le Pen’s immunity and three voted against.