Hsu said Huang should be held “politically accountable” for the division’s wiretapping operations and be subjected to severe punishment.
Former premier Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) of the DPP, who also attended the Huashan meeting, said Huang’s reporting of the matter directly to Ma constituted a serious violation of the Constitution and that the division should be abolished immediately as it had done more harm than good.
DPP spokesman Lin Chun-hsien (林俊憲) said the party was mulling actions against Ma over his overstepping of the constitutional boundaries of presidential authority, including seeking a constitutional interpretation, recalling the president and initiating a no-confidence vote against the premier.
In response, KMT spokesman Yin Wei (殷瑋) said that if Ker was so confident of his innocence, he should step out of the legislature’s protection and subject himself to public scrutiny.
Yin also rejected Ker’s allegations that it was KMT’s Culture and Communication Committee director Hsiao Hsu-tsen (蕭旭岑) who arranged the meetings between Ma and Huang.
“Ker is wrong for thinking that he could shift the focus from himself by making groundless accusations against innocent people, because it only shows that he is trying to avoid talking about the case itself and is afraid of coming under public scrutiny,” Yin said.