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Watch: Congressman Worried About Guam Tipping Over, Capsizing


Questioning testimony about the transfer of thousands of U.S. troops to Guam because of Japanese unease at their presence in Okinawa, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) last week expressed concern that the weight of the additional people on the island would cause it to tip over and possibly capsize.


Johnson later released a statement claiming he was using a metaphor about its "overstressed infrastructure."

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