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|▲ Head-to-head Jeong Jin-seok and Joo Ho-young People’s Strength Emergency Response Committee Chairman Jeong Jin-seok and floor leader Joo Ho-young are having a conversation at the Emergency Response Committee meeting held at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul on the morning of the 22nd.|
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“It’s still under investigation.”
Joo Ho-young, floor leader of the People’s Power, declined to comment on President Yoon Seok-yeol’s controversies over a series of diplomatic disasters.
Earlier, President Yoon Seok-yeol attended the ‘Global Fund 7th Financial Commitment Meeting’ held in New York on the 21st in the US local time and had a conversation with US President Joe Biden for 48 seconds. Later, in the process of meeting with Foreign Minister Park Jin, he was caught on a media camera saying, “If the National Assembly (U.S. Congress) doesn’t approve these XXs, what will Biden be doing?” (Related articles: President Yoon, “these XXs” “because of Biden’s shame”… The Democratic Party “diplomatic disaster” http://omn.kr/20tdu ).
While the Democratic Party of Korea strongly criticized it as a ‘diplomatic disaster’ and ‘damage to national dignity’, the ruling party has not shown any particular reaction. As of the afternoon of the 22nd, the People’s Power has not commented of any kind and has been silent, refraining from official responses or messages.
Joo, the floor leader, was also asked a related question at a meeting with reporters after the general meeting of the National Assembly in the afternoon. However, regarding the controversy over the president’s use of profanity, he said, “I am grasping the details of the remarks, the circumstances of the remarks, and the circumstances before and after. It’s too early,” he said, avoiding a specific answer.
Regarding the Korea-Japan summit, which raised criticisms such as excessively short meetings with the US president and ‘humiliation’, he said, “There must be a position from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the government, and we will listen to that position and tell you.”
Kim Ki-hyun: “Right now, cheering for the president comes first.”
Meanwhile, lawmaker Kim Ki-hyeon, the next party leader, aimed at former lawmaker Yoo Seung-min, who had previously criticized President Yoon’s use of slang, and said, “Within the Uri Party, where we should evaluate the performance of the president’s tour in order to develop national interests through a value alliance, It is not in line with the minimum morals as a politician with the party to pour out excessive criticism and disparagement while being ‘disrespectful'” (Related articles: Yoo Seung-min pointed out, “People are ashamed, President Yoon should be calm” http://omn.kr/20tiv ).
On the afternoon of the 22nd, on his Facebook page, he wrote, “I don’t think I can give strength to the president who is serving as a longevity on the battlefield (international diplomacy). It is often sad to see the comments and some media articles from the Democratic Party, which are almost full of criticism,” he wrote.
He also emphasized, “It is not too late to evaluate the performance of the tour calmly after returning home. Cheering for the Korean president, who is now representing the country on the international stage, comes first.”