Democratic Congressman Who Feared Guam Would "Tip Over" Now Claims He Was Speaking Metaphorically - Video 4/2/10
UPDATED April 3, 2010: I came across information that Rep. Johnson has suffered from Hepatitis C, and that it is possible this impacted his thinking and resulted in his statements about Guam. Newsweek ran a story on the information, but said when contacting Johnson's office, his people never mentioned it as a possible cause. The article states that a March 12 press release from Johnson said he is now "feeling good."
From Newsweek: "This article originally stated that The Atlanta Journal-Constitution article ran this Monday. In fact, it ran Monday, Dec. 7, 2009. Johnson's office informed me today that the congressman is finished with his treatments and—according to a March 12 press release—feels good, though he remains committed to raising awareness and funds for hep C prevention and treatment. We regret the error. You may now resume mocking his Guam comments."
Democratic Congressman Hank Johnson is now trying to claim that he was speaking metaphorically when he said he feared Guam would "tip over and capsize" due to additional troops placed there.