Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said – in print – that she hopes President Trump is assassinated. Yes, you read that correctly. A Democratic lawmaker has called for the assassination of the President of the United States. Sen. Chappelle-Nadal, for the record, is black. Say it with me – Can you imagine the national outcry if a white Republican had called for the assassination of President Obama?
The senator made her reprehensible comment on Facebook, for the masses to see. Then, after the damage was done, she deleted it. That way, she can act repentant without repenting. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube, and Ms. Chappelle-Nadal knows that.
Even more amazing, the senator has refused to apologize for what she said.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (a Republican) joined calls last week for the state senator to resign. Anything less, said the Governor, should result in her expulsion from the Senate.
Gov. Greitens wrote, “Senator Chappelle-Nadal said she hopes the President is killed. Republicans and Democrats have called on her to resign. Last night, in an interview, she refused to apologize – twice. If she will not resign, the Senate can vote to remove her. I believe they should.”
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Lt. Gov. Mike Parson backed the call, saying if she does not resign before an upcoming September session, he will seek her expulsion in his capacity as state Senate president. The Senate can do so with a two-thirds majority vote.
Even top Democrats are calling for Chappelle-Nadal to step down. U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (Dem.), who is running for re-election in 2018, and the chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party are both calling for her to resign.
“I condemn it,” McCaskill told the Post-Dispatch. “It’s outrageous. And she should resign.”
Missouri Party Chair Stephen Webber called Chappelle-Nadal’s comments “indefensible.” He continued, “I think she should resign.”
But Chappelle-Nadal told KMOX Radio she won’t quit. “There is no way in hell that I’m resigning,” she said.
Again, say it with me. Can you imagine the national outcry if a white Republican had called for the assassination of President Obama?
For a mainstream outcry, we must wait . . . and wait . . . and wait. The hypocrisy of the left is still with us.