‘Pelosi’s office was one of the first to call after Yutu hit’


Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan and Nancy Pelosi

Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (D-MP) said over the weekend that the office of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi was one of the first to call his office to ask what he needs and how can she help after Super Typhoon Yutu struck and devastated the CNMI in October 2018.

“In matters large and small, she has never forgotten that the Marianas and all the insular areas are part of the United States, our people members of the American family,” said Sablan in his e-kilili newsletter.

The delegate said Pelosi, a Democratic leader, has been a guiding figure during his 14 years in the U.S. Congress.

The House speaker has now announced she will retire from any leadership role in the 118th Congress, beginning in January 2023, although she will continue to represent the people of San Francisco.

Pelosi, who is the face of House Democrats for two decades, made the announcement after Republicans take control. She said for her, the hour has come for a new generation to lead the Democratic caucus that she so deeply respects.

The delegate said Pelosi’s long tenure as leader of congressional Democrats and historic significance as the House’s first female speaker is rooted in her constant attention to the needs of the American people.

Sablan said he has been honored to serve with remarkable men and women during his tenure, but none is more remarkable than Pelosi.

“Few have had a more enduring and positive impact on our nation as she,” he said.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com
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