Update On Missouri State Senator Who Said She Hopes Trump Gets Assassinated
The Missouri State Senator who called for the assassination of President Donald Trump has received an official reprimand for her behavior by her fellow lawmakers.
Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, put herself in hot water after she engaged in a social media conversation in which she finished by saying that she hoped Trump was assassinated.
On her Facebook page, the Missouri Senator was speaking to a person by the name of Christopher Gagné, who said that his brother had been in the Secret Service, protecting then-President Obama, and was currently serving President Trump.
“Maria, I wonder what my cousin is thinking now. He’s on Trumps Secret Service detail. You have to sign up for 6 years, he did his first 4 with Obama and has two to go with this idiot. But, what I posted earlier, I truly believe will happen sooner … not later.”
The conversation then steered towards Gagné showing concern over the fact that he would likely be getting a visit from the Secret Service.
“Damn, now I’ll probably get a visit from the secret service smdh.”
In response, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a sitting Missouri State Senator, responded with,
“No. I will. I hope Trump is assassinated!”
Although the Senator deleted her comment shortly thereafter, a screenshot of it was taken, it was uploaded to Twitter and it spread like wildfire.
Chappelle-Nadal received condemnation from both sides of the political aisle, with fellow legislatures calling for her to resign over her pro-assassination remarks.
The Secret Service was quickly involved and initiated an investigation, and Missouri Governor Eric Greitens called for Chappelle-Nadal to be expelled from the Senate.
Chappelle-Nadal, whose district includes the city of Ferguson, where Black Lives Matter was arguably born over the Michael Brown case, apologized for her social media comments, but made it clear that she would not be voluntarily resigning.
What is probably the most surprising twist in this entire matter, is that the Democratic Senator actually apologized to President Trump and his family during a public statement,
“President Trump, I apologize to you and your family. I also apologize to all of the people in Missouri.
I also apologize to my colleagues in the Missouri legislature for the mistake that I made. I will continue to fight for issues that are really, really important to me.”
The reason why this is a shock, is that the Left hardly ever apologizes to their victims if their targets happen to be Republicans.
Take, for example, Kathy Griffin, who did a photo-shoot in which she was wielding a bloodied mask of President Trump in what looked to be a grizzly scene right out of an Islamic State beheading video.
Griffin faced backlash, and was pressured to apologize, but when she did so, she apologized for “a bad joke” and never bothered to apologize to Donald Trump or to his children for her gruesome depiction of their decapitated father.
In any event, Chappelle-Nadal has been removed from her committee positions and has been formally censured by her fellow legislatures.
To be censured is essentially a vote that means the Missouri State Legislative body finds Chappelle-Nadal’s behavior inappropriate. It is, in essence, nothing more than a slap on the wrist.
However, she still faces the possibility expulsion in the future.
We’ll keep you updated as the events in this story unfold.
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