Senator apologises for posting 'I hope Trump gets assassinated'

Posted August 23, 2017

Chappelle-Nadal - who has since deleted her Facebook post advocating the death of Trump and on Sunday apologized to Trump - said she made the statements because she was angry with Trump's response to the events in Charlottesville, Va. "My judge and my jury is my Lord, Jesus Christ", Chappelle-Nadal, who later deleted from post from her personal Facebook page, told reporters at a church in Ferguson.

However, Parson has said he will ask senators to remove Chappelle-Nadal from office if she does not resign by the time lawmakers convene September 13 to consider veto overrides.

The Democratic state senator in Missouri has faced pressure to resign but she says she has no intention to leave her post.

There have been numerous calls for her to resign, while the U.S. secret service also investigated the comments.

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

After receiving the letter, Walsh released a statement saying she was removing Chappelle-Nadal from all the legislative committees she was serving on.

Plenty of Missouri Democrats have expressed outrage at Trump's reaction.

"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 that again.

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The St. Louis newspaper predicted that if Chappelle-Nadal stayed in the Senate, she would be shunned at a minimum and expelled at a maximum. 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.

Previously, Chappelle-Nadal was a member of eight committees: veterans and military affairs; public assistance; seniors, families and children; judiciary and civil and criminal jurisprudence; government accountability; education; health and pensions; and public employee retirement.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson has said if she doesn't voluntarily step down before the upcoming veto session, he'll call for a vote to remove her from office.

It is unclear how the process to unseat Chappelle-Nadal would work.

"I am a servant of God, and I am a servant of the people I represent".

On Monday morning, Earhardt turned to Donald Kyei first: "What do you think about her comments?" Maria Chappelle-Nadal, an African-American Democrat. That politician would have been forced to resign immediately and it would be on the 24-hour news cycle for days on end.

"No, I don't want to see anyone assassinated, but he should not be president, he should be impeached", she stated.