In a commentary on the same day, senior spokesperson Yang Geum-hee refuted the criticism of Park Hong-geun, floor leader of the ruling Democratic Party. “It is not enough to apologize a hundred times in front of the public,” he said.
On the same day, floor leader Park said through his social network service (SNS), “If Minister Park is the director of a disastrous drama of insolvency, humiliation, and empty diplomacy, then the protagonist is President Yoon.”
Regarding the handling of the motion to dismiss Minister Park, Yang’s spokesman said, “It is a plan to divide public opinion between the Democratic Party and floor leader Park, who is the cause of the diplomatic dispute .And because of incompetence and reckless conflict.”
People’s Strength lawmaker Kwon Seong-dong said on SNS, “The essence of this situation is that the Democratic Party and MBC are colluding and trying to make a diplomatic disaster by manipulating subtitles.”
He pointed out, “The fact that MBC is using the government’s press suspension and the justifiable issue of the ruling party is a logical contradiction in how a group that has given up its qualifications for the press talking about suppressing the press.”
Representative Kwon continued, “The lesson from this situation is that we should not react fearfully to an urge to treat,” and “sin increases the more you ignore it, and the more you forget it, the more he repeats it. Only a harsh response can eradicate its roots,” he said.
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