Recorded death threats received by Democratic Texas Congressman Al Green, who this week called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, are some of the vilest, most racist attacks you’re likely to hear in a good while. (Or, maybe not.) And unsurprisingly, they come from Trump supporters.
Green played the recordings during a packed town hall in Houston on Saturday, where he had come to explain to constituents why he thinks impeaching Trump is imperative. He also wanted everyone to know just what he’s been dealing with in the past couple of days.
“You can decide for yourself what we’re dealing with,” he tells town hall attendees before the audio recordings of the death threats start to roll.
“Try it,” the first caller threatens, referring to impeaching Trump, “and we’ll lynch all you fucking n****rs, you’ll be hanging from a tree. I didn’t see anybody calling for the impeachment of your n****r Obama when he was born in Kenya. He’s not even an American. So, fuck you, n****r.”
The second caller makes the same threat. Green said his staff had also recorded a third similar message.
Unwavering, the congressman promised to continue his fight to oust Trump, which so far has been a solitary one among his congressional colleagues who have stopped short of calling for president’s impeachment.
“No amount of threats or intimidation will stop us...I promise you,” Green said, according to a tweet by Mother Jones reporter Tim Murphy.
Green said that following the threats, his staff had implemented “extreme security measures” at Saturday’s town hall.