Looks like Missouri Senate leaders aren’t digging Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal’s apology after saying she hoped someone would assassinate the president.
Tuesday, the state senate announced that Chappelle-Nadal has been fired from her committee assignments, just two days after she tried to plead for forgiveness.
The lieutenant governor, Mike Parson, has even called for a special session to expel the state senator from the body.
“I do not make this request of you lightly, but you and I know it is the right course of action to take for the people of Missouri,” Parson penned in a letter to Missouri Senate members.
Via Fox News: Republican Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard and Minority Leader Gina Walsh on Tuesday both rescinded the lawmaker’s nine committee assignments, with Richard saying in a brief statement: “I support the decision of Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh to remove Sen. Chappelle-Nadal from all of her Senate committees. I am also removing her from all appointments under my authority.”
The move reflects the erosion of support Chappelle-Nadal has seen ever since she posted on Facebook last week: “I hope Trump is assassinated!”
Chappelle-Nadal later deleted the statement. She then apologized at a press conference streamed live Sunday 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, Mo. “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.”
She added, “I made a mistake. And I’m owning up to it.”
Missouri’s Republican governor and lieutenant governor aren’t letting this go though. They’ve already said senators should oust her from office if she doesn’t resign.
To get her expelled from office, there would need to be a two-thirds vote.