Passport assaulted Choi Jae-hyeong, the head of the Audit Office, who expressed his resignation on the 28th, with harsh remarks, saying, “It is no different from a military coup” and “It is the day of the black history of the Board of Audit and Inspection.”
The feminist presidential candidates were the first to raise their voices of criticism. President Choi, as a powerful presidential candidate in the opposition party, was informed that he would consider running for president in the near future.
Former Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Buddhist radio radio that day, “Isn’t the Chief Auditor General or the Prosecutor General’s office far from politics? said. Lee Kwang-jae, a member of the Democratic Party of Korea, also wrote on the social network service (SNS), “It was not different from the military coup d’etat half a century ago. It did not mobilize only tanks. A good heart,” he said directly.
CEO Song Young-gil, who visited Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province to discuss budget policy, met with reporters at Gumi City Hall on the same day and said, “It is very surprising that a person who refused to appoint Kim Oh-soo as an audit committee member of the former Vice Justice Minister on the grounds of political bias is leaving the president and running as a presidential candidate for the opposition party. It’s a nonsensical thing to say,” he criticized. CEO Song said, “The Board of Audit and Inspection requires more political independence than any other national organization. However, it is against the purpose of the Act of the Board of Audit and Inspection for the incumbent auditor to resign during his tenure and run for the presidential election, even as a candidate for the opposition party.”
Kang Byung-won, top member of the Democratic Party’s Democratic Party, also said at the Budget Policy Council held in Daegu, “Considering that he has never expressed a negative opinion on various questions about running for president, he has in fact expressed his will to challenge the presidency.” “The Board of Audit and Inspection, a constitutional body that guarantees independence. It is just a shameful confession, a confession of unconstitutionality, admitting that he has abused the government as a tool for his own political ambitions,” he pointed out. He further criticized, “In the future, history will remember today as the day of black history, in which the independence of the Board of Audit and Inspection as a constitutional body was denied by Chairman Choi Jae-hyung.”
Rep. Kang Hoon-sik, co-director of the Democratic Party’s presidential campaign planning team, criticized on KBS radio, saying, “If there are no people, I will have to take someone who worked in the ruling party.” Rep. Woo Sang-ho, who served as the chairman of the National Assembly’s personnel hearings on President Choi at the end of 2017, also said on TBS radio, “It is not in line with public office ethics to express a political intention to become a candidate for the opposition by using a high-ranking position in the government as a foothold. It’s like a comedy.”
Ahn Min-seok, a 5th-term Democratic Party lawmaker, criticized in an SNS post, saying, “I’m trying to peek at an opportunity with ‘Suk-Yeol Yoon’s Plan B’, so it’s really ugly.” “It reminds me of the naked king of greed.”