Guam - In her weekly address Speaker Judi Won Pat says she is saddened that Governor Eddie Calvo in his State of the Island speech last week "made several attempts to diminish, discredit, or ignore the work of the legislature except when he was talking about legislative actions involving members of his own party."
"The State of the Island Address should not be used to toot the party horn. Instead, it should be a platform from which the governor honestly reports the state of our island and shares his goals and challenges in the year ahead," she said.
As we reported the speaker called lawmakers into session on the day of his address to discuss a bill that was introduced after session was supposed to start. Senators remained in session during almost all of the governor's address, some attended afterwards while others didn't go at all. Minority Leader Tony Ada felt that was not only disrespectful but suggested the democrats called session so that they would miss the governor's speech.