St. Louis newspaper calls for resignation of state senator who posted about Trump’s assassination

St. Louis newspaper calls for resignation of state senator who posted about Trump’s assassination
Maria Chappelle-Nadal (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Maybe there’s hope for the nation yet. The St. Louis P0st-Dispatch, hardly a conservative publication, is calling for State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal to resign for her controversial Facebook post hoping President Donald Trump will be assassinated. For her part, meanwhile, Chappelle-Nadal has apologized, but it may too little, too late. The lieutenant governor of Missouri is suggesting steps to remove her from office.]

The editorial board of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote Monday that “no clear-thinking public figure” would express hopes for an assassination of the president, no matter how angry she was over his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

The Missouri Democratic Party, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay, Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, and Republican Lt. Gov. Mike Parson have all called for her resignation, the board noted:

Rarely has such a disparate political chorus sung in such complete harmony in Missouri. Yet, Chappelle-Nadal isn’t getting the message. No matter how angry she was at Trump for his lax condemnation of the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12, no clear-thinking public figure would express hopes for his assassination.

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