Last week it was revealed Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal made a comment on Facebook claiming, “I hope Trump is assassinated!”
It has been almost a week since that incident.
To make matters worse she tweeted a ‘Holocaust threat’ to Gov. Eric Greitens, who happens to be Jewish. “Greitens should know where the Trump Train goes. At the end of the line is this place!” she wrote. Depicted in the tweet was an old photo of a Nazi concentration camp.
Pretty classless if you ask us…
People on the left started dropping the condemnations though, denouncing her comments. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said: “I condemn it. It’s outrageous. And she should resign.” Rep. William Lacy Clay, (D-St. Louis) said that “calling for the assassination of the president is a federal crime. … (She is) an embarrassment to our state. She should resign immediately.”
According to the Daily Wire: While Chappelle-Nadal admitted the post was wrong, she refused to resign — or even apologize. But then the temperature got too hot as more and more Democratic leaders called for her to step down.
So on Sunday, she apologized at a well-choreographed 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.”
“The message that that has been sent to me by our God is that I’m here to serve as a teacher, as a translator but most of all as a servant,” she said. “I am a servant of God and I am a servant of the people that I represent. And I failed them both recently.”
“I made a mistake. And I’m owning up to it,” she added. “And I’m not ever going to make a mistake like again. I have learned my lesson. My judge and my jury is my Lord Jesus Christ.”
That apology doesn’t exactly clear the air for the state senator though. Threatening the president is a federal offense. Now the Secret Service is investigating her, which most likely will cost Chappelle-Nadal her seat. There is currently a move in legislature to expel her from office. It is not a typical move, one which needs officials to research how exactly they’re going to accomplish her removal.
What do you think? Should she/is she going to be fired?