Missouri Senator Who Called For Trump’s Assassination Has Learned Her Fate…
Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal had expressed hope that someone would assassinate the president on Facebook in August.
The Missouri State Senate censured Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, for her August Facebook post calling for President Trump’s assassination in a historic first for the legislative body on Wednesday.
According to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the vote to formally reprimand one their colleagues “was the first in Missouri Senate history.”
Most of the Senate voted to censure Chappelle-Nadal, with only a few Democrats dissenting:
The upper chamber voted overwhelmingly to censure the University City Democrat in what amounts to a formal reprimand. Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, said the censure was the first in Missouri Senate history.
Some Democrats opposed the move, saying that it was “about Republicans pandering to their base.”
In August, Chappelle-Nadal posted on Facebook, “I hope Trump is assassinated!” The state senator went viralfor the comment and finally faced an official punishment for the comment.