Missouri Senator Makes Facebook Comment Hoping For President Trump To Be Assassinated

Aug 19, 2017, 06:44
Missouri Senator Makes Facebook Comment Hoping For President Trump To Be Assassinated

Maria Chappelle-Nadal wrote in a Facebook response "I hope Trump is assassinated" before deleting the comments.

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.

Chappelle-Nadal, who joined the state Senate in 2010, told the AP that while she should not have posted the comment, she was expressing her right to free speech.

In a statement, the Secret Service said that they investigate all threats to the president "whether they be direct, implied, or comments in passing". And, when replying to one of the post's many comments, she said, "I hope Trump is assassinated!"

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State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal told the Kansas City Star she posted a statement saying, "I really hate Trump".

Chappelle-Nadal later said, "I didn't mean what I put up. If I resigned black people wouldn't have a voice at all", she said.

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill called the comments "outrageous" and called on Chappelle-Nadal to resign. She also is refusing calls to resign from her fellow Democrats, including U.S. Sen.

Later in the day Thursday, the Secret Service confirmed with News 4 they are investigating. Those calling for her resignation include Democratic leaders in the Legislature, the chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party and a Missouri congressman.

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Chappelle-Nadal's Facebook comment came in the wake of the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Johnny Depp was also recently forced to apologise for joking about assassinating President Trump, saying his remarks were in "poor taste". Her page is not visible to the public, and the post was first reported by a conservative St. Louis radio host.

She has repeatedly demeaned her office and she is an embarrassment to our state. For her to continue to serve as a Missouri State Senator is totally unacceptable. "All sides need to agree that there is no room for suggestions of political violence in America-and the Missouri Democratic Party will absolutely not tolerate calls for the assassination of the president", Webber told CNN.

If there are two things radical liberals like Chappelle-Nadal are good at, it's dividing people and repeating the same outlandish fabrications of the truth until the sheeple believe them. "There are ways to remove her from office but I think she should take responsibility for her actions and resign", said Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson. Asked by KMOX if she would apologize for the assassination post, she said she would apologize when Trump apologized. He said talk of "assassination" should be the end of her time in the Senate.

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