Rep. Al Green (D-Texas), who was the first Democrat to call for President Trump’s impeachment, is now facing racist death threats.
“You can decide for yourself what we’re dealing with,” Rep. Green said, before playing the audio of two separate calls, reminding the audience that a third call was also recorded.
“We’re not gonna impeach nobody, you fucking nigger,” the first caller was recorded saying. “Try it, and we’ll lynch all you fucking niggers, you’ll be hanging from a tree. I didn’t see anybody calling for the impeachment of your nigger Obama when he was born in Kenya. He’s not even an American, so fuck you, nigger.”
“Hey Al Green, we’ve got an impeachment trial for you, and it’s gonna be yours,” the next caller also said. “In fact, we’re gonna give you a short trial before we hang your nigger ass.
— Mustafa Tameez (@MustafaTameez) May 20, 2017
“When people say that they will lynch you, I also think you have to take that seriously,” Green also said in an interview prior to the town hall. “As a result, we have some extreme security measures in place here today.”
It’s only been three days since Rep. Green called for Trump’s impeachment from the House floor, and the wave of racist threats being phoned in seem to be coming exclusively from Trump supporters. Green was officially the first member of Congress to demand articles of impeachment be introduced in the House against President Trump for obstruction of justice, citing Trump’s recent firing of FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the agency’s investigation of the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russian intelligence officials.
“This is about my position. This is about what I believe. And this is where I stand. I will not be moved. The President must be impeached,” Rep. Green said at the time. “For those who do not know, impeachment also does not mean that the President would be found guilty. It simply means that the House of Representatives will bring charges against the President.”
Aside from Green, Republicans have also discussed impeachment as a possibility, pending verification of the now-infamous Comey memo. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Michigan), a member of the House Tea Party Caucus, said that if claims in the Comey memo are true about President Trump attempting to dissuade Comey to stop the FBI inquiry into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, it would bealso “grounds for impeachment.”