'I Hope Trump Is Assassinated'

Aug 19, 2017, 06:40
'I Hope Trump Is Assassinated'

"I hope Trump is assassinated!"

A Democratic Missouri state senator is facing calls for her resignation and an investigation by the U.S. Secret Service after posting - and then removing - a Facebook comment saying she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.

Trump reacted to the events in Charlottesville by saying "both sides" were to blame for the violence, comments that drew immediate criticism from across the political spectrum. "I believe they should", Greitens said in a written statement.

"Someone wrote a statement on my Facebook and I responded with something that shouldn't have been put up there", Chappelle-Nadal said. In 2011, she referred to black lawmakers who supported local control of the St. Louis police department as "house slaves". "People are angry, and they are hurt, and they're trying to figure out: how are they going to receive justice?" "It's worse than even Ferguson", she added. "It's outrageous and she should resign".

A report from CNN News indicates that the Secret Service is investigating posts by the Missouri lawmaker today.

Some constituents, Trump opponents, minorities and others are coming to her defense with some questioning why she must resign when some of her white counterparts have made similar comments about former President Barack Obama. "And she should resign".

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But the leader of the Democratic Caucus in the Missouri senate, Gina Walsh, said her colleague "should be ashamed of herself for adding her voice to this toxic environment". Democrat Maria Chappelle-Nadal was going back and forth with another user, who posted a comment about a cousin who worked with the Secret Service.

Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-MO) also said Chappelle-Nadal should go. Chappelle-Nadal has been outspoken about issues in the past, The Washington Post reported.

Chappelle-Nadal voiced her frustrations in a Facebook post Thursday morning.

Chappelle-Nadal ran against Clay for his congressional seat past year. She said the five-word comment was in response to her anger over President Trump's response to violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

She also said it was on her personal page, but then again said she shouldn't have put it there in the first place. "Being a state Senator or being an elected official does not make her above the law or make any of us above the law". "She continued, "When he apologizes for all of the statements he's said on behalf of white supremacists and the KKK and neo-Nazis; when he apologizes, I'll apologize".

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