The ruling Saenuri Party chastised Wednesday an opposition candidate running in next week’s parliamentary elections for a series of vile sexual remarks aimed at former U.S. President George W. Bush, among others.
Kim Yong-min, a candidate of the Democratic United Party, drew fire for his foul remarks on Internet radio and prompted the Saenuri Party to issue a statement effectively calling for his withdrawal from the race.
In a radio program broadcast in the mid-2000s, the candidate suggested carrying out a terrorist attack on the U.S., releasing a serial killer to rape and murder Bush, former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, as well as showing porn on national television after midnight.
“Kim is not qualified to seek the votes of the electorate of the Republic of Korea (South Korea),” said the statement released by Rep. Cho Yoon-sun, a spokeswoman for the ruling party.
Cho also called on the leaders of the DUP and the minor opposition Unified Progressive Party to explain which of Kim’s remarks they agreed with and led them to nominate him as their single unified candidate in Seoul’s Nowon district.
“(I) was appalled that a sober person could say such things. They made me suspect that Kim might be suffering from sexual deviation,” Cho said.