[이데일리 이선영 기자] People’s Power Rep. Hong Jun-pyo said he heard from his wife, “I don’t have to go to jail,” after losing the party’s presidential primary.
On the 22nd, according to the question Hongdap (a young man asks and Hong Jun-pyo answers) section of the online platform ‘Youth’s Dream’ launched by Rep. Hong targeting the 2030 generation, on the 20th, ‘What do you think of your political seniors and colleagues’? question has been posted.
The netizen said, “Many politicians go to jail and I think the political board is scary. What is political retaliation for each other?” Rep. Hong responded briefly, “On the day I lost the primary, my wife’s first words were, ‘I don’t have to go to jail anymore.’”
This is interpreted as meaning that if Rep. Hong had won the presidential election and became president, it would have resulted in him going to prison in the end of the Korean political landscape, which was fraught with political retaliation.
Previously, on the 8th, Assemblyman Hong criticized next year’s presidential election, saying, “If one of the two (Lee Jae-myung and Yoon Seok-yeol) loses, it will be a dreadful election in which one person will have to go to prison.” It was aimed at the allegations of ‘preferential treatment for Daejang-dong development’ by Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung and the accusation of accuser Yoon Seok-yeol, the People’s Power.
Also, in response to the question, ‘I wonder what your wife said after the announcement of the election,’ Rep. Hong answered, “‘I think this is my sale. You did a good job,’” he replied. In addition, to the question of ‘how did the family react?’, he answered, “I am calm.”
Meanwhile, ‘Youth’s Dream’ is an online platform opened by Rep. Hong to actively communicate with young people in their 20s and 30s, who were selected as his support base after he was defeated in the presidential election. Rep. Hong responds directly with the nickname ‘Junpyo-hyung’ when a question is posted on the ‘Hongmun Hong Answer’ bulletin board.