Calls for resignation of Missouri state Senator who hoped for Trump's assassination

'I hope Trump is assassinated,' Missouri lawmaker writes — and quickly regrets
Democratic Lawmaker Posts, Deletes 'I Hope Trump is Assassinated!'

19 August, 2017

Numerous top Democratic and Republican officials in Missouri have called upon Chappelle-Nadal to resign because of the Facebook comment she wrote and later deleted Thursday.

In a statement, the Secret Service said that they investigate all threats to the president "whether they be direct, implied, or comments in passing". Maria Chappelle-Nadal to be expelled from the legislature after saying she hopes President Trump is assassinated.

"We hope Sen. Chappelle-Nadal realizes the seriousness of her statements, takes responsibility for her words, and resigns on her own accord", said Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin. "Absolutely not. I was very frustrated", Chappelle-Nadal told the newspaper. The exchange got into the hands of St. Louis conservative radio host Mark Reardon who posted it on Twitter, and got in contact with the Secret Service.

Other political leaders, including Missouri's Republican governor and many Democrats, condemned her post and called on her to resign. U.S. In interviews with local outlets, Chapelle-Nadal said she regretted her post but not her anger at the president.

She has also refused calls to resign from her fellow Democrats, with whom she has clashed in the past.

The Democratic senator deleted the post, which prompted an investigation by the Secret Service.

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Stephen Webber, the chairman for the Missouri Democratic Party, was similarly displeased with Senator Chappelle-Nadal's comments.

She may have no choice in the matter as the lieutenant governor of Missouri is taking steps to have her removed from office. While she deleted the post soon after, a screenshot of it nevertheless quickly gained traction, earning rebukes from across the political spectrum. "I will. I hope Trump is assassinated!" Chappelle-Nadal is term-limited from office and would serve her final legislative year in 2018.

However, Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has resisted all calls for her resignation, and remains unapologetic after her call for Trumps assassination. "If they paid half as much attention to the nuclear waste in our community as they did to me, and what I say we'd be in a much better place". "It's worse than even Ferguson", she said.

"Hell no!" she said when asked by a reporter if she will quit her position.

The Missouri state senator was referring to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. "The senator should resign", Greitens said. "She continued, "When he apologizes for all of the statements he's said on behalf of white supremacists and the KKK and neo-Nazis; when he apologizes, I'll apologize".

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