Senator apologizes to Trump over social media post hoping for his assassination

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This is punishable up to 5 years in prison and $250,000 maximum fine.

Later in the day Thursday, the Secret Service confirmed with News 4 they are investigating. One would think people would have more sense than to threaten the life of the president.

"Given the Republican supermajority and the condemnation of fellow Democrats, it is a real possibility that Chappelle-Nadal would be on the wrong end of an expulsion vote if the senate decides to take that up", the News-Leader reported.

"So, Ms. Chappelle-Nadal, please do us a favor".

With two dozen or so supporters lined up behind her, Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal stepped to the podium at Wellspring Church in Ferguson Sunday afternoon. But threatening the president is a federal crime, and her hastily deleted Facebook post has already prompted a Secret Service investigation and could cost Chappelle-Nadal her job, whether she leaves of her own accord or not. Chappelle-Nadal has a history of making outrageous statements.

"I condemn it", McCaskill told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Chappelle-Nada claims that she was replying to responses to an original statement she posted, expressing her frustration with Trump. It is unacceptable for a public official to call for violence against the President of the United States, and there is no place in the Missouri General Assembly for a legislator who embraces such harmful rhetoric.

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Upon issuing that apology, Chappelle-Nadal indicated no willingness to step down.

She told the St. Louis Dispatch, "I do not wish harm to anyone".

We argue that she needs to resign her office immediately, and some in both parties called on her to do so. He said Chappelle-Nadal is "an embarrassment to our state".

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

Governor Eric Greitens and Lt. Gov. Mike Parson both feel that the senator should be removed from her post in the. Gina Walsh. She 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.

Can you imagine if a white Republican politician had made similar comments on Facebook about former President Barack Obama?