San Nicolas breaks silence, blames allegations on ‘dirty politics’

Congressman Michael San Nicolas (PNC file photo)

Congressman Michael San Nicolas finally broke his silence over allegations made by his former chief of staff, describing these allegations as stemming from a number of various local government officials who are currently under an active FBI investigation that was initiated in December/January.

“During this period my office was contacted and threatened to take certain actions in order to avoid political attacks. We refused, and I immediately engaged the FBI. The investigation is ongoing, to include the recent actions taken against me and my family these past several days,” San Nicolas posted in his Facebook page.

As to the nature of the recent allegations in local media, San Nicolas said his office maintains absolute professionalism and welcomes any formal complaints to be filed as they trust the outcome of the Federal due process system will reveal that none of these have any basis.

“Local politics is dirty. We trust the federal system and welcome anyone who wishes to engage us on those terms. We remain focused on our work, to include the planned introduction of Organic Act Amendments, which we believe further precipitated these attacks. We will not be deterred by dirty local politics – we serve the people and we will never sway from the work that we need to do to strengthen our island,” San Nicolas stated.

He added: “My family and I, and my staff and their families are not only solid in the face of this but absolutely resolute, to continue the mission the people of Guam have entrusted us with, to Build a Responsible Guam.”