Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal hoped for the assassination of President Donald Trump in a Facebook comment on Thursday then deleted it in a panic.
She even acknowledged she would get a visit from the Secret Service for her comment.
Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, posted a comment in a Facebook conversation Thursday morning saying she hoped President Donald Trump will be assassinated.
The comment was removed but Chappelle-Nadal confirmed to the Post-Dispatch that she had written it in response to another commenter before deleting it.
Then on Thursday Chappelle-Nadal tweeted out a Holocaust threat to Jewish Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.
On Friday Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Parsons told Senator Chappelle-Nadal to step down or be removed from office.
Maria Chappelle-Nadal finally issued a tearful apology on Sunday in a Facebook interview that streamed live.
FOX News reported:
Amid calls for her resignation, a Democratic state senator in Missouri on Sunday said she made a mistake for posting on Facebook Thursday that she hopes President Donald Trump is assassinated.
State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal — who has said she isn’t resigning over the post — apologized at a press conference streamed live on the Facebook page of the Clayton Times, a St. Louis County newspaper.
“President Trump, I apologize to you and your family,” Chappelle-Nadal said at the Wellspring Church in Ferguson, Missouri. “I also apologize to all the people in Missouri. And I also apologize to my colleagues in the Missouri legislature for the mistake that I made.”
Chappelle-Nadal said her judge and her jury is my Lord Jesus Christ.
— Celeste Bott (@celestebott) August 20, 2017
Free speech is under attack. Share this article on Social Media by clicking the share button, do your part to keep independent journalism going.