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‘France Is No Longer Free,’ Far-Right Party Leader’s Niece Tells U.S. Conservatives

Far right French politician Marion Maréchal-Le Pen addressed a leading conservative conference outside Washington, D.C., Thursday as part of growing effort by those on the right to link the rise of Donald Trump in the United States with populist nationalism across Europe, The Guardian reports. Maréchal-Le Pen is the granddaughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the far right National Front and the niece of the party’s current leader, Marine Le Pen. She was elected to represent the party in the French National Assembly in 2012 at the age of 22 but has since taken a step back from politics. Speaking to a crowd of conservative activists that booed every time she mentioned the European…