Mo. state senator loses committee positions after Trump assassination remark

Geneva Matthews
August 23, 2017

Despite GOP pressure, Democratic State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal is clear that she is not resigning because of a Facebook comment she posted saying she hoped that someone kills President Trump. I am calling on the Missouri Senate to go into special session in conjunction with Veto Session, with the goal of expelling Senator Chappelle-Nadal from the body under the authority vested to the Senate under Article III, Section 18 of the Missouri Constitution.

Chapelle-Nadal wrote in the Facebook post recently that she hoped that #President Trump is assassinated.

State Senator Chappelle-Nadal's comments are indefensible.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, including Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and Lt. Gov. Mike Parson - both Republicans - said she should resign in the wake of the post, but Chappelle-Nadal said she has no plans on doing so.

Greitens is among the Republicans and Democrats in Missouri calling for Chappelle-Nadal to step down.

Ms Chappelle-Nadal has also received death threats following the post.

The Democrat blamed her outburst on being angry at the President for his response to the white nationalist violence in Charlottesville.

We emphasize once again that Chappelle-Nadal is a disgrace to herself, her party and her state and needs to resign immediately.

The petition claims Chappelle-Nadal is "unhinged" and shouldn't be allowed to continue to represent Missouri. I do not make this request of you lightly, but you and I know it is the right course of action to take for the people of Missouri. "And it doesn't matter what the last name of the president is, whether it be Trump, Obama, Clinton, Bush".

She added, "President Trump, I apologise to you and your family". "But I am not going to shy away from what caused that anger at all, I'm not going to shy away from that".

She extended that contrition to all Missourians and her colleagues in the state Legislature. They have also mentioned that if she does not resign of her own volition, there may be other ways to force a step-down and these may be explored. Claire McCaskill. Chappelle-Nadal has refused to step down.

Chappelle-Nadal's assassination comment wasn't just a slip of the tongue.

"Well, of course it took some time for her to maybe get her thoughts together, but I think four days is absolutely too much time when you are hoping that the president gets assassinated", the guest replied.

In a Friday news conference, Parson said he would ask Attorney General Josh Hawley for clarity about the constitution's explusion provision.

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