The Missouri lawmaker who called for Trump to be assassinated is being told she either resigns by September or the decision will be made for her through an expulsion from the state Senate.
Missouri Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal wrote, “I hope Trump is assassinated!” during an exchange on Facebook with a left wing activist who claimed his cousin was in the secret service.
Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson said on Friday:
We had a sitting senator in the state of Missouri that asked for the president of the United States to be executed, to be assassinated. And it doesn’t matter what the last name of the president is, whether it be Trump, Obama, Clinton, Bush. The office of the presidency of the United States is much larger than anybody’s last name.
Now Parsons says Chappelle-Nadal “needs to resign.”
Parsons pointed out a section of the Missouri Constitution in a recent tweet.
The Senator needs to resign, or we will make the decision for her. pic.twitter.com/IEjyawwxwe
— Mike Parson (@MikeParsonforMO) August 18, 2017
The Daily Caller reports:
Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson informed a state Democratic lawmaker who threatened President Trump’s life to resign by September 13 or the state Senate will move to expel her.
Parson, a former sheriff who also serves as the president of Missouri’s State Senate, pointed to a section of the Missouri Constitution that relates to penalties for lawmakers guilty of “contempt and disorderly conduct.”
Chappelle-Nadal has so far expressed determined reluctance to resign, but according to Parson, she either resigns by September or she will be expelled.
Springfield News Leader reports:
Parson, the current president of the Missouri Senate and a former state senator himself, was but one voice in a chorus of folks on the left and the right calling for Chappelle-Nadal to quit. If she doesn’t — and she told the News-Leader “Hell no!” when asked whether she’d resign — her peers could force her out in a special session, Parson said.
Several Missouri Lawmakers have condemned Chappelle-Nadal’s actions, including many Democrats.
Democratic Missouri Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver says she “doesn’t deserve” an office “anywhere in this country.”
The Daily Caller continues:
“I’m not going to do something that I haven’t heard many Republicans do on the air or in private. Anyone who labels anyone or any group of all races unless that is the purpose of the group, I disagree with it. A state senator here in Missouri called for the assassination of Donald Trump,” Cleaver said on Fox News Saturday.
“About 30 seconds after she made the comment, I issued a request for her resignation. She does not deserve to be an elected official in the state that I love–Missouri. She doesn’t deserve to anywhere in this country.”
USA Today reported Missouri Democratic. Sen. Claire McCaskill criticized Chappelle-Nadal, saying, “It’s outrageous. And she should resign.” Missouri Democratic Rep. Lacy Clay also denounced the Facebook post.
Missouri State Senate Democratic leader Gina Walsh called the comment “horrible” and said her behavior has “no place in our caucus.”
Chappelle-Nadal can make up excuses for why a state Senator would call for the murder of the President of the United States all she wants.
Her actions were obviously disgusting, and there’s no shortage of other lawmakers willing to say it.