Deep in the heart of Texas, it can still be sketchy for black folks. Ask Sandra Bland. Or James Byrd Jr. Or the scores of others who lost their lives in acts of racial terror in the Lone Star State.
Warning: The images in the video below are of a real-life lynching and are extremely disturbing.
U.S. Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) played recordings of threats against his bodily person during a town hall meeting Saturday.
The Houston representative said the intimidating messages came en masse after he called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump in light of the James Comey debacle, according to MSNBC.
He was the first congressman to do so from the House floor.
“You’ll be hanging from a tree,” one caller said in the recordings Green played.
“You ain’t going to impeach anybody. Try it and we will lynch all of you,” said another.
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Others called Green a nigger.
The good news is that the congressman said he would not be deterred (the other good news is that his name is Al Green).
“We are not going to be intimidated. We are not going to allow this to cause us to deviate from what we believe the right thing to do, and that is to proceed with the impeachment of President Trump,” he said.
Green said he received the threatening messages from callers at his offices both in Houston and Washington.
Read more at MSNBC.