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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.

 

“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.

 

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Jim K

Time for her to go.  Can not have that kind of senseless talk coming from elected people.  I don't care how angry she is.

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1 minute ago, Jim K said:

Time for her to go.  Can not have that kind of senseless talk coming from elected people.  I don't care how angry she is.

Agreed.  Dont like what is happening, great, but there are more constructive ways to express your feelings and thing she can be doing to help matters.  Statements like this just make things worse.

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26 minutes ago, Jim K said:

Time for her to go.  Can not have that kind of senseless talk coming from elected people.  I don't care how angry she is.

I agree she should join Dana Rohrabacher on the first bus out

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1 hour ago, Jim K said:

Time for her to go.  Can not have that kind of senseless talk coming from elected people.  I don't care how angry she is.

Yep. Being angry at someone is not an excuse for wanted him or her to be assassinated. She should resign asap.

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shockz

Who decides that something like that would ever be good to say? She needs to resign, clearly she's lost it and unfit to hold the position. 

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techbeck

These comments are career enders at times as well.  Plus, she is now being investigated by the SS. 

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The Evil Overlord

I read about this on twitter last night.

Looks like she's ruffled some feathers, the FBI and Secret Service are going to be investigating.

(Which is understandable, he's still the head of state)

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Astra.Xtreme

There's no excuse to say anybody should be assassinated.  Doesn't matter what side of the political spectrum it comes from.

There should, and hopefully will be, consequences for this sort of thing.

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kcbworth

Shame that she boiled up to this level. Inexcusable statement from a public official

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You. Aren't. Helping.

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