Lee Jae-myung: “The party’s leader is Sung Sang-nae? We disband”… Seong Il-jong “Typical water ride”

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On November 23, 2021, then Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung (right) and People’s Power CEO Lee Jun-seok greet each other ahead of the MBN 10th Anniversary and 27th Anniversary National Reporting Contest held at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Jung-gu, Seoul. photo co-op

Lee Jae-myung, chairman of the Democratic Party’s general election countermeasures committee, criticized Lee Jun-seok, the leader of the People’s Power, over allegations of sexual abuse, saying, “If it was the Democratic Party, it would have been disbanded.” The people’s power countered this as “a typical water ride.”

On the 16th, Chairman Lee said during a campaign to support Seoul mayor candidate Song Young-gil held in front of Hongdae and Yeonnam-dong in Mapo-gu, Seoul, “If our party leader had received a sexual remuneration, the Democratic Party would have been disbanded.”

“It is natural for the people to criticize and criticize the Democratic Party, but it is not the voice of the people’s power,” he said.

He also cited the case of Rep. Park Wan-joo, who was expelled due to the sexual harassment controversy, saying, “Our party boldly expels and apologizes if there is a problem with sexual words or physical contact.”

In an interview with SBS ‘8 O’Clock News’ on the afternoon of the same day, Chairman Lee said to Lee Jun-seok, “I received sexual favors and then there was a recording saying that the evidence was destroyed. will,” he reiterated.

The People’s Power Policy Chairman Seong Il-jong. photo co-op

On the same day, on KBS Radio’s ‘Jin-Woo Joo Live’, on KBS radio’s ‘Jin-Woo Joo Live’, on the same day, Chairman Seong Il-jong of the People’s Power Policy Committee asked, “Is there something that came out as a fact?” came out exactly However, CEO Lee said, “There are no victims or the facts have not been accurately confirmed.

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He continued, “The Democratic Party will also be embarrassed because a really big incident (Rep. Park Wan-joo, etc.) is coming out following former Chungnam Governor Ahn Hee-jung, former Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, and former Busan Mayor Oh Keo-don. I think that I am not doing it,” he said.

Chairman Sung added, “As the Democratic Party, who valued the dignity of each individual the most, in order to reach the people, we have to deal with it properly.”

Reporter Lee Hye-won, Donga.com hyewon@donga.com

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