Below is a video clip of Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), after some severe rambling (seriously, like two minutes of waffling) about the actual size of Guam, pondering whether addition of a significant number of US troops and their families could cause the Guam to capsize:
“My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize,” Johnson said. Willard paused and replied, “We don’t anticipate that.”
According to sources who know about these things, Guam is attached to the ocean’s floor and unlikely to tip even if a whole bunch of people got up on it, like if Guam had a prom and a block party and Quinceañera all at once. When asked for comment, a spokesman for Johnson said he was expressing concern that the “influx of military personnel would overwhelm the island’s infrastructure and ecosystem.” That’s much more reasonable, but it kind of sounded like Johnson feared the island would literally capsize.