Moon Jae-in visits Lee Jae-myung, who is hospitalized… “I’m not alone anymore” 

Former President Moon Jae-in met Lee Jae-myung, leader of the Democratic Party of Korea, who was hospitalized while fasting, and recommended that he stop fasting. As this meeting took place ahead of the vote on the motion for Representative Lee’s arrest, attention is being paid to what effect it will have on the result of the vote.

On the afternoon of the 19th, former President Moon visited Green Hospital in Jungnang-gu, Seoul, where Lee was hospitalized, and met with Representative Lee. Former President Moon was greeted by Democratic Party leader Chun Jun-ho, chief of staff, Supreme Council member Seo Young-kyo, and former floor leader Park Hong-geun.

Former President Moon put on a mask and went inside the hospital to meet Representative Lee. He then stroked Representative Lee’s head once and encouraged him to break his fast.

Former President Moon said, “The sincerity and determination of the fast was fully visible,” and added, “We have to fight for a long time, and now the situation is changing again, and I think it is time to quickly gather energy and fight again in a different way.”

He emphasized, “Honestly, CEO Lee is no longer alone. There are so many people who are hurting together, feeling sad, and hoping to get back on their토토사이트 feet again, so we have to always think about that.”

Representative Lee responded in a low voice, “I have no intention (of breaking the fast)…” At the same time, he targeted the Yoon Seok-yeol government and said, “I don’t know what they are thinking about doing politics.” Spokesperson Han Min-soo later met with reporters and said, “(CEO Lee) responded that it feels like an endless abyss. It feels like the world is falling apart.”

Currently, it is said that CEO Lee continues to refuse to eat food. Spokesperson Han Min-soo met with reporters at the hospital that day and said, “He is refusing (to eat or drink) anything other than intravenous fluid treatment.”

Within the Democratic Party, attention is being paid to whether former President Moon’s visit can serve as a way out as it is difficult for Representative Lee, whose health has deteriorated, to find a reason to break his fast.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Justice today requested consent from the National Assembly to arrest Representative Lee due to ‘suspicion of Baekhyun-dong’s preferential treatment’ and ‘suspicion of Ssangbangwool Group remittances to North Korea.’

As a result, the motion for Representative Lee’s arrest is expected to be reported to the plenary session on the 20th, the next day, and then put to a vote on the 21st.

There is a strong public opinion to reject the bill, especially among the pro-Lee Jae-myeong faction, but the non-Lee Jae-myeong faction is arguing that if it is rejected, the party could be embroiled in bulletproof controversy again, and that Representative Lee should directly request a vote from the lawmakers.

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