Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson just gave a sobering heads up to a state Senator who has called for the assasiantion of President Trump. Parson has given her a deadline of September 13th to resign or the Senate will expel her.
Pason has called to her this arrogant Senators attention a section of the Missouri Constitution that penalizes lawmakers guilty of “contempt and disorderly conduct.”
Missouri Democratic State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal called for the assassination President Donald Trump last week in a Facebook post that stated: “I hope Trump is assassinated!” during an exchange with a left-wing activist who claimed a family relative was a Secret Service agent.
The Senator needs to resign, or we will make the decision for her. pic.twitter.com/IEjyawwxwe
— Mike Parson (@MikeParsonforMO) August 18, 2017
According to The Springfield News Leader, Parson stipulated that Chappelle-Nadal must resign by September, the date of the upcoming veto session, or deal with expulsion from the Senate. (RELATED: Missouri Senator: ‘I Hope Trump Is Assassinated!’)
Missouri Democratic and Republican lawmakers called for her to resign from her seat, including most recently Democratic Missouri Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver.
“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.”
Statement from Senate Democratic Caucus leader Sen. Gina Walsh: pic.twitter.com/ocIFWO8Vvx
— Senate Democrats (@MoSenDems) August 17, 2017
Chappelle-Nadal has been defiant in calls from her own party of Democrats to step down but it looks like that choicce is going to be made for her.
I am not resigning. When POC are respected by this WH & they are willing to do real work, I'll sit down with them. People are traumatized! https://t.co/rmsL4pQSTg
— MariaChappelleNadal (@MariaChappelleN) August 18, 2017
Do you think this State Senator has no place in holding office after calling for the death of the President?