Jun-seok Lee and Su-jin Jo collide… “I am the permanent election chairperson” vs “Why do I listen to your orders”
People’s Power Representative Lee Jun-seok and Supreme Councilor Jo Su-jin faced off head-to-head in a closed-door meeting over the command system.
On the morning of the 20th, a shout came out of the meeting room of the National Election Countermeasures Committee, which was held at the National Assembly headquarters.
An official from Lee’s side told SBS that the so-called ‘Yun Hak-kwan’, which refers to a key person on the side of candidate Yoon Seok-yeol, became a problem.
It is an explanation that, when asked, “Cut up the reports of ‘Hack-gwan Yoon’ attacking General Election Commissioner Kim Jong-in and Chairman Lee,” Rep. Cho raised an objection, saying, “Why do I have to listen to your orders?”
Regarding this, when Chairman Lee asked again, “I am the standing election chairperson, who do I listen to?”, it is reported that Rep. Cho replied, “I only listen to the candidates.”
As the atmosphere grew grim, the president hit his desk and came out of the meeting room.
After that, while staying in the party representative’s office, Chairman Lee met with reporters and explained that “there were people within the previous election who were opposed to the work orders, so we talked to correct the operating system.”
He also expressed displeasure, saying, “I gave orders that fit the task I was in charge of, but my voice seems to have risen because I publicly stated that I do not need to listen to the standing election chairperson.”
Regarding Lee’s position, Rep. Cho said in a phone call with SBS, “In conclusion, it’s my fault,” but added, “Politicians have to live with criticism like rice.”
(Photo = Yonhap News)