Senator apologizes to President Trump for 'assassination' comment

Posted August 23, 2017

Nadal took to her Facebook page last week and wrote that she not only really hates President Donald Trump, but also that she hopes Trump is assassinated.

Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal is now in hot water after a comment she made on Facebook.

The backlash was swift after an exchange on Facebook on Thursday in which Chappelle-Nadal wrote, "I hope Trump is assassinated!" - a post she promptly deleted.

Mr Parson has said he will ask senators to remove Ms Chappelle-Nadal, who lives in the St Louis suburb of University City, from office if she does not resign by September 13. Mainly, his talk of "both sides being to blame" brought in a lot of criticism. Both Kehoe and Richard have said Chappelle-Nadal should resign or they will work to expel her from the Senate.

And Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens also called for her resignation, saying, "We can have differences in our country, but no one should encourage political violence".

Chappelle-Nadal later admitted the remark was wrong, saying that she had succumbed to frustration over events in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month in which a white supremacist protester drove a vehicle through a group of counterprotesters, killing a woman, 32. "State Senator Chappelle-Nadal's comments are indefensible". After the apology, however, Chappelle-Nadal added a defiant note to her speech.

"I made a mistake, and I'm owning up to it".

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"And it matters not that on Sunday she expressed her regret directly to the Trumps ..."

"You know, what I'm reminded of is that we're all human", she said Sunday, seconds before voicing defiance about calls for her ouster. And I'm not ever going to make a mistake like again.

St. Louis Dispatch editorial board agrees: Time for Sen. U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., said calling for the president's assassination is a federal crime. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, an African-American Democrat.

She got into a fight with another state senator at a Lil Wayne concert in 2011 over a piece of legislation.

Not everyone is behind the effort to oust Chappelle-Nadal.

"The message that has been sent to me by our God is that I am here to serve as a teacher, as a translator, but most of all as a servant", she explained. This led to widespread backlash from the community and others who saw her post. They also noted that her legislative agenda would meet brick-wall opposition. "It's outrageous and she should resign".