Originally Posted by Michael Schott
I don't know how Representative Johnson contracted Hepatitis C but who cares? It's a very serious illness and it's obviously affected his ability to speak in public which is tragic for a public servant. Making light of this is rude and shows your lack of respect for others.
So, you are saying that he has Hep C induced dementia...it seems that Rep Johnson disagrees with that assessment...he says that we just took his comments wrong...
I think that it is rude of you to assume that Rep. Johnson has dementia, when clearly, we intrepreted his statements incorrectly.
“I wasn’t suggesting that the island of Guam would literally tip over,” said Johnson. “The subtle humor of this obviously metaphorical reference to a ship capsizing illustrated my concern about the impact of the planned military buildup on this small tropical island.
"With the addition of 8,000 Marines and their dependents – an additional 80,000 people during peak construction on the tiny island – could be a tipping point which could adversely affect the island’s fragile ecosystem and could overburden its stressed infrastructure. Having traveled to Guam last year, I saw firsthand how this beautiful – but vulnerable island – could easily become overburdened, and I was simply voicing my concerns that the addition of that many people could tip the delicate balance and do permanent harm to Guam.”