MO Governor Says THIS Should Happen If State Senator Won’t Resign Over Trump Assassination Comment (Video)
Can you just imagine what would have happened if a Republican, white, female Congresswoman had said this exact same thing about Obama?
The same Democrats who have called for her to resign will be the same Democrats who will block any attempt for her to be removed. They will also be the ones who will stump for her re-election.
Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens says that the state Senate should remove Democratic Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal if she refuses to resign for writing in a now-deleted Facebook post that she hopes President Donald Trump gets “assassinated.”
“Senator Chappelle-Nadal said she hopes the President is killed. Republicans and Democrats have called on her to resign. Her response: ‘Hell no.’ Last night, in an interview, she refused to apologize–twice. If she will not resign, the Senate can vote to remove her. I believe they should,” Greitens wrote Friday in a series of tweets.
Her response: "Hell no." Last night, in an interview, she refused to apologize—twice.
— Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) August 18, 2017
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The governor’s call for Chappelle-Nadal’s removal from office came after the St. Louis Democrat wrote in a Facebook comment Thursday that “I hope Trump is assassinated!” Chappelle-Nadal later deleted the comment.
“I put that up on my personal Facebook and I should not have,” Chappelle-Nadal said. “It was in response to the concerns that I am hearing from residents of St. Louis. I have deleted it, and it should have been deleted, but there is something way more important that we should be talking about,” Chappelle-Nadal said in an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“I didn’t mean what I put up. Absolutely not. I was very frustrated,” Chappelle-Nadal said.
Missouri Republican Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, who is also president of the Missouri Senate, said that Chappelle-Nadal should resign but revealed what he’s willing to do if she does not.
“Many Republicans and Democrats have asked for her resignation. For her to continue to serve as a Missouri state senator is totally unacceptable,” Parson told KTVI-TV. “There are ways to remove her from office but I think she should take responsibility for her actions and resign. Read more at The Blaze.
I am not resigning. When POC are respected by this WH & they are willing to do real work, I'll sit down with them. People are traumatized! https://t.co/rmsL4pQSTg
— MariaChappelleNadal (@MariaChappelleN) August 18, 2017