Congressman Al Green Plays Death Threats He Received For Calling For Trump’s Impeachment
Camille Scott, a spokeswoman for Congressman Al Green says he’s been receiving threatening messages to his offices in both Houston and Washington D.C. after calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment earlier this week.
The Congressman played some of the more graphic messages for attendees at a town hall in Houston this Saturday, according to Houston Chronicle reports:
“You ain’t going to impeach nobody. Try it and we will lynch all of you,” a caller said in one of several threatening recordings the Houston Democrat played at a town hall meeting Saturday.
“You’ll be hanging from a tree,” the caller continued.
The calls use graphic racial slurs, some calling Green the n-word. “You are so disgusting,” one caller said. “You’re scum. You’re pathetic.”
Green says he wanted his constituents to be aware of the calls, but he remains focused on taking steps toward the impeachment process.
“You cannot allow hate to be hidden,” Green said about the voicemails. “You have to expose hate. Hate is a means by which people can be harmed. It’s an evil. The best way to deal with evil is to expose.”
Green called for Trump’s impeachment from the House floor Wednesday, citing the firing of FBI Director James Comey as one of his reasons.
“The president fired the FBI Director who was investigating him and said he did it because of the investigation,” Green said. “That’s pretty serious. That’s obstruction of justice. We believe no person is above the law, not even the President of the United States of America.”
Green says his objective in calling the town hall was to allow the Houston community to voice their concerns about the president. Some attendees asked how they could help with the impeachment process. Green encouraged them to call their local representatives and to continue to show up for town hall meetings.
“I’m expecting the people to stand up and make their voices heard, so that we in Congress will know what their desires are,” he said. “When the people express their will, I think it will impact the will of the Congress.”
The event had a heavy police presence and thorough security checks were administered to all who attended the meeting at Fountain Life Center.
Some in attendance expressed their support for Green, including Robin Paoli, who helped organize the Houston Women’s March in January.
“We stand with you,” Paoli said of Green. “We stand with your honorable action of holding the president accountable. I as a white woman stand by my brother and say we will not tolerate those kind of death threats and racial slurs that are being thrown at you.”
We love that Green is getting support from his constituents on this matter, but do we really want a Trump impeachment? Just know, Vice President Pence is FAR FAR worse.
In the meantime though, Trump is doing a great job of making America hate again, isn’t he?