Sunday, May 21, 2017


"You ain't going to impeach nobody. Try it and we will lynch all of you."
Days after calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, Congressman Al Green says his office has received racist and threatening messages

During a town hall meeting Saturday, Congressman Al Green played recordings of threatening voicemail messages left for him after he demanded the impeachment of President Donald Trump on the House floor earlier this week.
Congressman calls for Trump's impeachment on House floor

"You'll be hanging from a tree," one caller said.
The calls use graphic racial slurs, some calling Green the n-word. "You ain't going to impeach nobody. Try it and we will lynch all of you," the caller said.
On Wednesday, the Houston Democrat became the first member of Congress to call for Trump's impeachment from the House floor. The congressman said the firing of FBI Director James Comey was one of the reasons.
"It does not deter us," Green said of the threats. "We are not going to be intimidated. We are not going to allow this to cause us to deviate from what we believe to be the right thing to do and that is to proceed with the impeachment of President Trump."
At the town hall held at Fountain Life Center in southwest Houston, a group of about 100 people gathered to hear from the congressman. Police officers milled around the building, providing high security, and participants were checked by security officials holding wands before entering the meeting.
Green has received threatening messages from callers at his offices in Houston and Washington, said Camille Scott, a spokeswoman for him.
He said he wanted his constituents to be aware of the hateful calls he received.
"When a person talks about lynching you, we think that's a pretty serious threat," he said.


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