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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Missouri Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal: "I hope trump is Assassinated."

Free Speech, Incitement of Violence, Incitement to promote the act?  Coming from an elected leader with a platform...  You Decide...

We all know when a pro boxer uses his fists in a fight, he can be held accountable at a much higher level. 

Should this be the case for elected officials or leaders who make statements about killing the President?


This morning, while Missouri State Sentaor Maria Chappelle-Nadal was tweeting that Donald Trump "traumatizes his citizens" and that the country's "strength is in doubt," the elected representative from University City also managed to raise doubts about her own judgment — with a Facebook comment seemingly supporting the president's assassination.

Chappelle-Nadal's comment came as a response in a thread with the subject of Vice President Mike Pence replacing Trump. One commenter in the thread seemed to joke that his participation in the discussion would earn him a visit from the Secret Service. Chappelle-Nadal chimed in.

"No. I will," she wrote. "I hope Trump is assassinated!" 

Chappelle-Nadal quickly deleted the comment, but not before someone screenshotted it and threw it to the internet.

Despite deleting the comment and the apology, Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, is already the subject of an intense social media backlash. Twitter is awash in demands for her resignation. 

Notably, as of this writing, no Democratic state officials have stood up to defend Chappelle-Nadal's comment or to deflect blame. Missouri Senator Gina Walsh (D-St. Louis), who leads the Senate Democratic Caucus, called Chappelle-Nadal's comment "horrible" and that such behavior has "no place in our caucus, the Capitol or the Democratic Party." 

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