Lee Jun-seok, former chairman of the People Power Party, said, "I once received an absurd proposal from Innovation Chairman In-Yohan to apologize on behalf of the party," and criticized, "There is a separate perpetrator, but someone else suddenly comes and apologizes as a proxy."

When asked on KBS Radio whether the changes he is asking for include an apology for his relationship with the party or for his past, Lee said, "I don't have high expectations for an apology. I'm not asking you to apologize to me, but I want someone responsible to apologize to the people for the year and a half of turmoil in state affairs and the bad performance of the party."

The former representative said, "When there is a situation of school violence or domestic violence, it is important how the person concerned feels and how they apologize and make efforts to repair the damage, but if someone else suddenly comes as a proxy and apologizes, who among the celebrities or athletes will be in trouble for school violence?"

"The president is over 1 years old, so what kind of deputy do you need?" he said, adding that "it is important for the parties involved to untie the knot in such a situation," and called for a direct apology from President Yoon Suk-yeol.

However, the former representative said, "Everything will be corrected by the resignation, so I am talking about it so that the president will never have such an irrational number again," adding, "He will not do it. You don't have to expect much."

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