In the video below, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA-4th) a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, questions Admiral Robert F. Williard, the commander of the U.S. Pacific fleet. Watch the Admiral’s face as he responds to Mr. Johnson “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.”
Happening in a House Armed Services Committee meeting, the Admiral responds:
We don’t anticipate that. The Guam population, I think, currently about 175,000, and again, with 8,000 marines and their families, it’s an addition of about 25,000 more into the population.
Both Johnson and his office staff says his comment was “a metaphor.”
Admiral Johnson is obviously a conservative. A Democrat would have burst out laughing and humiliated the man.
Lest you think someone dallied with the tape, the Atlanta Journal Constitution Political Insider offers a link to watch the entire feed directly from the House Armed Services Committee website.
Another Black Conservative provides insight on an ailment Rep. Johnson is dealing with.