According to South Korean police, the guy who allegedly stabbed opposition leader Lee Jae-myung in the neck intended to kill him in order to keep him from winning the presidency. According to Busan police chief Woo Cheol-mun, “the suspect decided to kill Lee to prevent him from becoming president,” he informed reporters on Wednesday. According to Woo, the suspect expressed dissatisfaction with what he perceived as the authorities’ inability to hold Lee accountable for his alleged misconduct. The 59-year-old politician was viciously beaten in southern Busan on January 2. Under the guise of a supporter, the attacker made his way through the throng and stabbed him in the neck, cutting his jugular vein almost completely. Lee recovered following a lengthy emergency operation and was released from the hospital.