Texas congressman threatened with lynching after calling for Trump’s impeachment
The two recordings played by Green included graphic racial slurs and threats to hang the lawmaker.
Green told those gathered at the southwest Houston meeting that he would not 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.”
Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) is playing recording of threats he's received for calling for impeachment. pic.twitter.com/FS8o3WpsFm— Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) May 20, 2017
"no amounts of threats or intimidation will stop us...I promise you," Green says— Tim Murphy (@timothypmurphy) May 20, 2017
Green became the first member of Congress to call for Trump’s impeachment from the House floor on Wednesday.
“President Trump is not above the law. He has committed an impeachable act and must be charged,” Green said in a statement, citing the firing of FBI Director James Comey as one of the chief reasons for his impeachment.
“Our mantra should be ‘I.T.N. – Impeach Trump Now,’” he said.
A third abusive message shared on Green’s YouTube channel describes Trump as “wonderful” and “loving” and calls Green “disgusting” and “pathetic.”
In the recording, the caller also refers to the murder of Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich and says allegations of Russia being involved in the leaking of the DNC emails are “fake.”