Minnesota Governor’s ASL Interpreter Has Her Own Fan Club

The deaf community is “finally able to feel included.”

Nic Zapko of Minneapolis is often seen beside Minnesota Governor Tim Walz during his regular briefings, City Pages reports.

Zapko translates the governor’s remarks into American Sign Language, and she has become famous for her emphatic gestures and facial expressions.

She recently told local TV station WCCO how important interpretation is for the deaf community, especially now, when the facts are always changing and having the latest information is essential.

“The deaf community in Minnesota is incredibly thrilled, and they are finally able to feel included and feel a part of the state and say we are here, we aren’t separate,” she said.

A small fan club has formed on Twitter, and even the UK’S Daily Mail has taken notice.


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