Lee Jun-seok, former leader of the People’s Power, was also subject to additional disciplinary action by the Ethics Committee following the dismissal of the court’s injunction. Pro-Lee Jun-seok people accepted the court’s decision, but strongly resisted the ethics committee’s decision on additional disciplinary action.
In an interview with MBC Radio’s ‘Kim Jong-bae’s Focus’ on the morning of the 7th, former Supreme Councilor Kim Yong-tae, who is close to former CEO Lee Jun-seok, said, “I saw the possibility of a decision to cite the injunction high, but I was embarrassed (the court’s decision to dismiss it). He’s respecting the court’s judgment anyway,” he said.
However, the Ethics Committee strongly criticized the decision of the Ethics Committee to impose additional disciplinary measures immediately after the court’s decision. Kim Yong-tae, a former member of the Supreme Council, said, “How many people and party members feel that the decision of the Ethics Committee is objective and fair” and defined it as a “political decision.”
Early on the same day, the ethics committee decided to suspend the membership of Lee for one year, saying, “I applied for an injunction to prevent the revision of the party constitution and the formation of a new non-citizen against the party’s theory.”
Former Supreme Council member Kim pointed out that “Rep. Ho-Young Joo was also dissatisfied when she failed to receive a nomination and took an injunction, but according to that logic, all existing lawmakers are subject to disciplinary action by the Ethics Committee.”
He also said, “It is not easy to understand that a member of the party was the target of criticism (the reason for disciplinary action). How will the Ethics Committee judge by the same standards?”
Kim Ki-hyeon, a member of the People’s Power, appeared on CBS Radio’s ‘Kim Hyun-jung’s News Show’ on CBS Radio’s ‘News Show’ on the morning of the same day and said, “It’s late, but I’m happy about the court’s decision.”
“The court should be held responsible for causing unnecessary confusion for more than three months,” he added.
However, regarding the decision of the Ethics Committee to take additional disciplinary action against CEO Lee, he said, “It is regrettable that it would have been better if there was no additional disciplinary action.”
Rep. Kim said of Lee, “I would like to return to a more public figure.”
He said, “There are many controversies, but he has contributed to the revitalization of our party in a new shape, and he has served as party leader with the absolute support of party members. I would like to do it,” he said.