Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal has been FIRED from all committee assignments and must resign by September 13 or have the Senate expel her.
The senator posted on Facebook that she hopes President Trump will be assassinated.
Tuesday morning, Senate Democratic Caucus leader Sen. Gina Walsh said Maria Chappelle-Nadal is a “distraction” to senators and released a statement saying she has been removed from all committees.
“It is important that the Missouri Senate conducts their work without distractions. With that in mind, Sen. Chappelle-Nadal has been removed from her committee assignments. This will help to ensure the success of the Senate, and the state, going forward,” she said.
Previously, Sen. 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.
The St. Louis-area Democrat has resisted calls from both Republicans and Democrats for her to resign, digging in and still excoriating the President as a deflection from her bad behavior.
Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson has demanded that State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who commented, “I hope Trump is assassinated!” on social media, to resign by September 13 or have the Senate expel her.
Parson, a former sheriff who also serves as the President of Missouri’s State Senate, pointed to a section of the Missouri Constitution that relates to penalties for lawmakers guilty of “contempt and disorderly conduct.”
Her fellow Democrats had already condemned her en masse!
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and the Chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party both called Thursday for her immediate resignation.
“I condemn it,” McCaskill said in a brief emailed statement. “It’s outrageous. And she should resign.”
Missouri Party Chair Stephen Webber said in a separate statement that her comments “are indefensible. All sides need to agree that there is no room for suggestions of political violence in America – and the Missouri Democratic Party will absolutely not tolerate calls for the assassination of the President. I believe she should resign.”
Most recently Democratic Missouri Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver asked for her resignation as well.
“I’m not going to do something that I haven’t heard many Republicans do on the air or in private. Anyone who labels anyone or any group of all races unless that is the purpose of the group, I disagree with it. A state senator here in Missouri called for the assassination of Donald Trump,” Cleaver said on Fox News Saturday.
“About 30 seconds after she made the comment, I issued a request for her resignation. She does not deserve to be an elected official in the state that I love–Missouri. She doesn’t deserve to anywhere in this country.”
The U.S. Secret Service has confirmed it is investigating the incident.
“I didn’t mean what I put up. Absolutely not. I was very frustrated,” Sen. Chappelle-Nadal told the newspaper. “Things have got to change.”
YES YOU DID!!!! You meant every word of it! It was as clear as it gets and what you did is sedition!
Chappelle-Nadal has ended her career for hate. So very sad that our country has devolved so very much.
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