Racial slurs hurled at lawmaker after calling for Trump's impeachment

President Trump in the White House on April 19

President Trump in the White House on April 19

A black congressman from Texas has been on the receiving end of some horrifically racist slurs after he vowed to pursue impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump earlier this week. "We can give you a short rope before we hang your n-- ass".

"You're not going to impeach anybody, you f*****g n****r", said one caller.

'You ain't going to impeach nobody.

"We'll lynch all you f**kin' ni**ers", another said. "He's not even an American", said another caller, echoing a conspiracy theory most widely pushed by President Donald Trump before he was elected, as an effort to discredit President Barack Obama.

People briefed on the legal discussions also revealed that White House officials believe the President has the backing of Republican allies in Congress and that impeachment is not in the cards.

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Green called for Trump's impeachment on the House floor after the president fired FBI Director James Comey, who had been investigating the Trump campaign's potential ties to Russian Federation and the question of interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The seven-term Democrat told the crowd of about 100 people that he won't be deterred. And Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) said on CNN Tuesday night that the situation described in the memos sounds serious and "could be construed as obstruction of justice", which has traditionally been an impeachable offense for U.S. presidents.

The lawmaker said while it was not an easy decision to share the threats he received, it was a "necessary one". Al Green held a town hall meeting Saturday and played recordings of several threatening voicemails left at his offices. It is perspicuous", Green said, adding later: "We can not allow this to go unchecked. (Image by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images) Only two, or 4.5 percent, of the 44 United States presidents prior to Trump have faced impeachment, a process outlined in the Constitution and created to remove a president, vice-president or other "civil officer" from office in the event of "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors".

Green said he wanted his supporters and those close to him to be aware of the hateful calls he received. Mister Speaker, this has occurred before our very eyes.

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