A Missouri state senator is under investigation by the Secret Service after she commented on Facebook, saying she hoped Donald Trump would be assassinated, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
After the comment, some are calling for Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal’s resignation, the Post-Dispatch reported. U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and the chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party both condemed Chappelle-Nadal’s comment, which has since been deleted from Facebook, and called on her to resign.
Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, told the Post-Dispatch she had written her comment in response to another commenter, then deleted it. She said she didn’t mean what she had posted and that she was frustrated over the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. Things need to change, she told the paper.
Chappelle-Nadal responded to two comments from another commenter, who told the Post-Dispatch that his comment wasn’t in reference to an assassination, but that Vice President Mike Pence will use the 25th Amendment to have Trump removed from office.
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“Maria, I wonder what my cousin is thinking now,” the other commenter said. “He’s on Trumps (sic) Secret Service detail. You have to sign up for 6 years, he did his first 4 with Obama and had two to go with this idiot. But, what I posted earlier, I truly believe will happen, sooner...not later.”
He followed that with: “Damn, now I’ll probably get a visit from the secret service smdh.”
Chappelle-Nadal responded to Gangne’s second comment, saying: “No. I will. I hope Trump is assassinated!”