On July 3, the Kuomintang legislative caucus protested the nomination of Chen Chu as Control Yuan president. Due to the sheer number of protestors, Taiwan Statebuilding Party Legislator Chen Po-wei and Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Wang Ting-yu claimed that there were "people wearing black t-shirts" in the midst. The accusation angered the KMT caucus, which mobilized all its lawmakers and legislative assistants to don black shirts and protest on the legislative floor.
Over 100 Kuomintang lawmakers and legislative assistants gather outside the legislature in protest. All are wearing black shirts.
On the 3rd, Taiwan Statebuilding Party lawmaker Chen Po-wei posted a photo of KMT lawmakers protesting the nomination of Chen Chu as Control Yuan president on Facebook along with the claim that there were "gangsters" among them. Democratic Progressive Party lawmaker Wang Ting-yu also posted similar photos along with the claim that the KMT recruited a large group of "unknown" protestors to make trouble at the legislature. However, the "black shirt-wearers" Chen and Wang referenced all turned out to be pan-blue legislative assistants.
We aren't bouncers outside a club, nor are we gangsters. We are wearing black shirts as a show of protest. We hope the two legislators in question can stop with their slander. They are stooping very low by slandering and bullying our assistants online. It's cowardly to slander people while hiding behind your keyboard. They're losers, honestly.
The KMT is demanding an immediate apology from Chen and Wang and called them slandering bullies hiding behind their keyboards. Instead of apologizing, Wang doubled down.
They still dare to keep doing this and using their assistants in this way? For these Kuomintang assistants to act like that, it just shows one thing: that Kuomintang legislators are deplorable, and lacking combat power. They are incompetent bosses who can't do anything more than put their assistants on the front line.
Wang says any skirmishes or obstructions anywhere inside the Legislative Yuan should be resolved through negotiation and assistants have no right to participate. He also says it was inappropriate and a violation of legislative procedure for KMT legislative assistants to take part in the protest.