Former People Power Party Emergency Response Committee Chairman Kim Jong-in and Democratic Party lawmaker Lee Sang-min are having a conversation at the ‘Reflection and Search Forum for a Different Future’ held at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul on the afternoon of April 18. The discussion on this day was held under the theme of ‘Korean politics, problems and suggestions.’/News 1
Regarding lawmakers Kim Jong-min, Yoon Young-chan, Lee Won-wook, and Cho Eung-cheon who are participating in ‘Principles and Common Sense’, a non-Lee Jae-myung group, on the 21st, Rep. Lee Sang-min of the Democratic Party of Korea said, “The four of you also have differences in jokes,” and added, “I don’t have that kind of mind (to leave the party).” “There may be some lawmakers who have this in their hearts,” he said.
Representative Lee appeared on ‘Special KBS1 Radio Today’ this morning and said, “It is up to them to decide whether to actually implement it or not.”
Regarding the reason why he did not follow principles and common sense, Rep. Lee said, “If I keep putting off (the issue of moving forward), I will be counterattacked as if I were begging or bargaining for nomination,” and “I can’t put it off, so unlike them, I will walk my own path.” He explained.
Regarding his future, including the possibility of leaving the party, he said, “I plan to reach a conclusion by early December.”
Rep. Lee answered “yes” to the moderator’s question, “As of now, there has been no decision to break up with the Democratic Party or join the People Power Party.”
Regarding the new party of former People Power Party leader Lee Jun-seok, Rep. Lee said, “There are limits to doing it alone, so we need to gather a coalition force through many conversations with former Rep. Geum Tae-seop, Rep. Yang Hyang-ja, or certain groups in the Democratic Party to form a large coalition.” He said, “I suggested that although it is not an alternative to the two parties, it can create a system of checks and competition.”
Regarding Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon, who has recently been rumored to run for the general election, he said, “It will help unite passionate supporters of the People Power Party, but I have some doubts about expanding its scope.”
(Seoul = News 1)