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Lawyer notes middle fingers directed at Tydingco during confirmation hearing

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Obscene gestures at a confirmation hearing the subject of a back-and-forth between Acting Speaker Telena Nelson and Attorney Tom Fisher. Fisher fired-off a letter to Nelson, bringing attention to obscene gestures - middle fingers - shown to Airport board nominee Dan Tydingco and his family, including Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood during Tydingco's confirmation hearing last week.

Fisher had pointed out the gestures - which he called contempt - at the hearing, but his concerns he says were brushed aside by Nelson.

But not so much the case today. Nelson sent out a release in the wake of Fisher's letter, saying she's working with legal counsel and the Rules Committee to "ensure proper form and decorum within the Guam Congress Building is upheld." The release goes on to state Nelson does not "support obscene gestures, violence or criminality" in the session hall.

Nelson says if such actions are displayed in the future, offending individuals will be asked to leave or escorted out of the session hall.

Fisher meanwhile tells KUAM Nelson's response does not deal with the act of contempt that took place at the Congress Hall.

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