Fmr Amb McCourt to Newsmax: Extreme Right’s Voices Heard in EU Elections

A populist uprising in European Union parliamentary elections last weekend were trumpeted by “extreme right” groups, Jamie McCourt, the U.S. ambassador to France in the Trump administration, told Newsmax on Monday.

Political parties touting nationalist, anti-immigration, and anti-green agendas made big waves in France and across Europe, prompting French President Emmanuel Macron to dissolve his National Assembly and call for snap elections June 30.

“The extreme right really made itself heard,” McCourt told “The Record With Greta Van Susteren,” adding the French National Rally Party of Marine Le Pen, which reportedly claimed 31.5% of the vote Sunday, and the Reconquest Party of Le Pen’s niece, Marion Maréchal, led the way.

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