Ho-Young Joo, President Yoon Seok-Yeol express ‘I’m sorry’ over slander controversy

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Joo Ho-young, floor leader of the People's Power, speaks at a floor plan meeting held at the National Assembly on the 23rd.

Joo Ho-young, floor leader of the People’s Power, speaks at a floor plan meeting held at the National Assembly on the 23rd.
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“It’s very unfortunate.”

Joo Ho-young, floor leader of the People’s Power, expressed regret over the use of profane language during President Yoon Seok-yeol’s overseas tour. In a meeting with reporters after the meeting of the floor plan at the National Assembly on the morning of the 23rd, floor leader Joo Ho-young said, “There is no information about the exact details of the post-war remarks. “It would be very regrettable if the term (this XX) was meant to mean our Congress and our opposition (not the US Congress),” he said.

Earlier, President Yoon Seok-yeol said, “If these XXs don’t approve in the National Assembly, what should I do because ‘Biden’ will be humiliated?” As the footage was captured on media cameras, criticism of the use of profane language toward the US Congress and President Biden arose (Related article: President Yoon, “these XXs” “because of Biden’s shame”… The Democratic Party “diplomatic disaster”).

However, the presidential office later came up with a completely different explanation. Kim Eun-hye, senior secretary for public relations, said that it was ‘if it blows’, not ‘Biden’, and insisted that the remarks were directed to the Republic of Korea National Assembly, not the US Congress (Related articles: Kim Eun-hye “President Yoon’s remarks are directed towards our National Assembly”…President Yoon giving ‘because of his shame’?). President Yoon promised to attend the meeting and donate $100 million to the global fund, but it is in the context of an embarrassing situation if the National Assembly, which has a majority in the opposition party, does not approve it.

Even though the president’s office had already given such an explanation, floor leader Joo remained silent, saying, “Since the (President) is returning to Korea tomorrow, the details will not come out at that time.”

“I earnestly ask the Democratic Party… Even if there are parts that I am not satisfied with, I need support”

Meanwhile, during the remarks at the House Countermeasures Meeting on the same day, the People’s Power focused its message on evolving the controversies that occurred during President Yoon’s overseas tour.

“The president’s diplomatic activities are activities that represent the entire Republic of Korea from the position of the head of state of the Republic of Korea, not as the head of the executive branch,” said Joo. As a representative, we are doing this to protect the national interest, so we need an attitude of support and encouragement.”

He continued, “I hope that the president does not become a target of domestic strife during his diplomatic activities and that it does not undermine its achievements, I hope that we can all think about such things together.” .

Seong Il-jong, chairman of the Policy Committee, also said, “The Democratic Party is ‘all-in’ to downplay President Yoon Seok-yeol’s visit every day.

In particular, he praised “President Seok-Yeol Yoon directly communicated with President Biden, directly conveyed Korea’s concerns about the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and made President Biden aware of the situation of electric vehicles in Korea as a considerable diplomatic feat.” . He continued, “The Democratic Party was trying to create a second mad cow disease by producing all fake news in condolence diplomacy, but now it is only focused on political gain by undermining the results of the Korea-Japan-Korea-US summit,” he said. protested.

Rep. Kim Seok-gi, secretary-general of the party and secretary of the People’s Power of the National Assembly Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee, said, “The spit-style political offensive of the Democratic Party continues throughout President Yun Seok-yeol’s overseas tour schedule.” Why don’t you know?” he said.

“Public broadcasters are pouring out unreasonable criticism… I won’t let you sit down”

  

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On the morning of the 20th, the ruling party members, including Park Seong-joong, a secretary of the ruling party, are present at a public hearing for the review of the amendment to the Telecommunication Business Act related to the payment of information and communications network usage fees held at the plenary session of the National Assembly Science, Technology, Information and Broadcasting and Communications Committee on the morning of the 20th.  Park said that if the public hearing had been conducted by agreement of the ruling and opposition parties, they would have prepared, but they were not well prepared.

On the morning of the 20th, the ruling party members, including Park Seong-joong, a secretary of the ruling party, are present at a public hearing for the review of the amendment to the Telecommunication Business Act related to the payment of information and communications network usage fees held at the plenary session of the National Assembly Science, Technology, Information and Broadcasting and Communications Committee on the morning of the 20th. Park said that if the public hearing had been conducted by agreement of the ruling and opposition parties, they would have prepared, but they were not well prepared.
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On the other hand, dissatisfaction poured out over media reports about the situation. It is in a similar vein to what former Supreme Council member Jeong Mi-kyung made earlier with the intention of ‘should not have reported it’ (Related article: “Unconditionally wrong” “Overseas topic feeling”… President Yoon’s swear word ‘frustration’).

Rep. Park Seong-joong, chairman of the People’s Power Media Special Committee and secretary of the People’s Power of the National Assembly Science, Technology, Information and Broadcasting and Communications Committee, said, “I want KBS, MBC, YTN, etc. “Public broadcasters are pouring out unreasonable criticism. I can’t support the President of the Republic of Korea who conducted condolence and summit diplomacy, but it is surprising that they are taking the lead in spreading black propaganda by denying the overall diplomatic achievements with trivial remarks,” he said.

He said, “I want KBS, MBC, YTN, etc. to look back on their broadcasting attitude compared to the Moon Jae-in administration. It is too much,” he said. The people’s power will not stand still. This is my last warning.”

Joo Ho-young, the floor leader, said, “It is difficult to say exactly which country it is, but I have seen reports that even the media critical of foreign affairs cooperate with the national interest.” I hope it becomes an opportunity to do so.”

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