An African-American congressman has in the past week, called for the impeachment of president Trump, and has since received calls threatening him with lynching and subjected to racial charges.
The Houston Chronicle reported that at a town hall meeting in Houston on Saturday, Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, played recorded voicemails that his office received, which included vulgar threats and racial slurs directed at the congressman.
“You ain’t going to impeach nobody. Try it and we will lynch all of you,” one caller warned. Another said, “You’ll be hanging from a tree.”
Green said he played the recordings at the town hall because he wanted his constituents to be aware of the hateful calls he’s received.
“We are not going to be intimidated,” Green said. “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.”
A told Ben Siegel of ABC News, Green said: “I think the president has committed an impeachable act, and having done so, he should be impeached.”
Green believes Trump should be impeached because of “the obstruction of a lawful investigation of the President’s campaign ties to Russian influence in his 2016 Presidential Election,” .
On Wednesday, Green reiterated his call to impeach the president on the House floor and encouraged those who agree to sign a petition.