Black Congressman Calling For Trump's Impeachment Receives Lynching Threats [Voice Messages]

John Mc Cain in front of an American flag

On Saturday, May 20, 2017, he said he's been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump. "Actually going to give you a short trial before we hang your *****", one man said in a recording. "Try it and we will lynch all of you", the caller said.

Green insisted that he did not consider politics while deciding to call for Trump's impeachment. He 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", according to Green's website. "There is a belief int his country that no one is above the law and that includes the President". "This offense has occurred before our very eyes ... we are talking about a president who fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director who was investigating the president for his connections to Russian involvement in the president's election".

"It does not deter us", Green said of the threats.

Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal told CNN: "What we're an obstruction of justice case unfolding in real time".

Green played two of the messages at a Saturday town hall in Houston, per a video on his Facebook page.

Green has received threatening messages from callers at his offices in Houston and Washington, said Camille Scott, a spokeswoman for him.

In an interview with CNN, he said the decision to play the recordings was "necessary". "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". "You have to confront hate".

Green - who is black - received explicit, racially-charged voicemails after he delivered extended remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives last Wednesday urging his colleagues to begin impeachment proceedings following the revelation that former FBI Director James Comey wrote in a memo that Trump had asked Comey to end his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Green, who represents Texas' 9th congressional district, is serving his seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hate is a means by which people can be harmed.

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