On Thursday, Missouri Democrat State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted on Facebook in a thread saying, “I hope Trump is assassinated!” The comment was later deleted, but not before getting the attention she deserved.
The old post and delete, say it don’t spray it tactic just didn’t play out quite how she thought it would. Now, before you continue, put your hands together because now she’s got the attention of the Secret Service for making her comment.
True. It was only 5 little words. But, those 5 little words, whether they were said in the heat of the moment or not, are likely a view she’s held for more than just 5 seconds. You know. Kind of like when your friend gets all drunk-honest on you. YIKES!
So, Secret Service is now looking into it? CHECK!
Other elected officials have a little something to say about it? CHECK!
Who said what, you ask?
via St. Louis Dispatch:
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.: “I condemn it. It’s outrageous. And she should resign.”
U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis: “(C)alling for the assassination of the President is a federal crime. … (She is) an embarrassment to our state. She should resign immediately.”
Missouri Democratic Party Chair Stephen Webber: “The … Party will absolutely not tolerate calls for the assassination of the President. I believe she should resign.”
Missouri Senate Democratic Caucus leader Sen. Gina Walsh: “(She) should be ashamed of herself for adding her voice to this toxic environment.”
Republican Gov. Eric Greitens said in a statement: “We can have differences in our country, but no one should encourage political violence. The senator should resign.”
Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, and state Auditor Nicole Galloway, a Democrat, also called for Chappelle-Nadal’s resignation.
Will she resign? Did she answer for what she said?
In an interview, she said:
“I didn’t mean what I put up. Absolutely not. I was very frustrated. Things have got to change,” Chappelle-Nadal told the Post-Dispatch. “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.”
She added later: “I am not resigning … What I said was wrong, but I am not going to stop talking about what led to that, which is the frustration and anger that many people across America are feeling right now.”
So… let me get this straight. You make a statement saying you hope the POTUS gets assassinated and now you’re all like you were just frustrated? That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works!
Good luck lady. However, in today’s uber-PC world, nothing will likely come of this and Trump will tweet something silly and everyone will forget all about it.