US Democratic State Senator Says She Hopes Trump is Assassinated
A Democratic state senator in Missouri is facing resignation calls for posting on Facebook Thursday that she hopes President Trump is assassinated.
“I hope Trump is assassinated!” state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal wrote.
Chappelle-Nadal eventually deleted the post, but a screenshot was saved and shared on Twitter.
In interviews with local outlets, Chapelle-Nadal said she regretted her post but not her anger at the president. She blamed her outburst on the president’s response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville.
— Mark Reardon (@MarkReardonKMOX) August 17, 2017
“I posted something on my personal Facebook and I should not have done that, and for that I am sorry for that,” Chapelle-Nadal told St. Louis television station KMOV. “But I am not going to shy away from what caused that anger at all, I’m not going to shy away from that.”
The Secret Service told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch it is investigating Chapelle-Nadal’s post.
Meanwhile, top Missouri Democrats – including Sen. Claire McCaskill and the chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party – are calling on Chapelle-Nadal to resign.
“I condemn it,” McCaskill told the Post-Dispatch. “It’s outrageous. And she should resign.”
Missouri Party Chair Stephen Webber called Chappelle-Nadal’s comments “indefensible.”
“I believe she should resign,” Webber said.
But Chappelle-Nadal told KMOX Radio she won’t quit.
“There is no way in hell that I’m resigning,” she said.
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