Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

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HOUSTON (AP) - A black Texas congressman says he's been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The Houston Chronicle reports U.S. Rep. Al Green on Saturday held a town hall meeting and played recordings of several threatening voicemails left at his offices. Democrat Green told the crowd of about 100 people that he won't be deterred or intimidated.

One caller used a racial insult and threatened Green with "hanging from a tree" if he pursues impeachment.

Green on Wednesday took to the House floor to say he believes Trump committed obstruction of justice and no one's above the law.

Republican Trump has dismissed criticism of his firing of FBI Director James Comey amid the agency's investigation of possible links between Russia and Trump campaign associates.

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