Hank Johnson Congress:Guam Tipping Over Video – Hank Johnson, a very well respected Congressman has addressed some concern that he believes Guam is at risk of tipping over and capsizing. Yes that’s right, actually crumbling apart. At a House Armed Services committee Hank Johnson was speaking with a commander of the United States Pacific fleet about the effect that the Marines and families of the Marines are having on Guam. Johnson told the commander that he is truly fearing that the entire island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize. I couldn’t think of anything more horrible that to witness that happening and if it’s true, I am glad the issue is being addressed ahead of time, we need to get this issue sorted out.
Johnson may not have expected this but the video of him making these remarks quickly spread to the media and when viral. All over the internet people are talking about the congressman’s latest remarks. Johnson has since tried to speak out on his concern and why he said what he did.
He said, “i was using a metaphor to say that with the addition of 8,000 Marines and their dependents – an additional 80,00 people during peak construction to the port on the tiny island with a population of 180,000 – could be a tripping point which would adversely affect the island’s fragile ecosystem and overburden its already overstressed infrastructure.”
Judging by that statement it seems that the Congressman is still very concerned with the issue and with Guam’s increase in terrorism things are sure to become published very soon.