The Missouri Senate voted to officially censure one of their lawmakers on Wednesday for a comment she made in August on Facebook hoping for President Trump’s assassination. After the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va. last month, lawmaker Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted on her personal Facebook page, “I hope Trump is assassinated!” She later deleted the post, but not before a screenshot was posted to Twitter, causing both Republicans and Democrats in Missouri to call for her resignation. Instead of ousting her, like some Republicans wanted, the Missouri Senate instead voted to publicly censure her. In Wednesday’s resolution, they again called for her to resign and warned that she could still be kicked out later. She soon apologized for the comment, saying it was made in frustration over Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, but refused to resign. Chappelle-Nadal told KMOV in August, “I posted something on my personal Facebook and I should not have done that, and for that I am sorry for that. But I am not going to shy away from what caused that anger at all, I’m not going to shy away from that.” Chappelle-Nadal had previously been removed from her committee assignments.
Nowhere near enough. This piece of garbage needs to be kicked out of the Missouri Senate. Her very presence brings discredit upon that institution. Just imagine if some white legislator had said that about Obama… Yeah.. Exactly. This was a good first step. But, they need to throw that self-righteous, waste of perfectly good oxygen out on her butt.