Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal made news last week when she said in a Facebook post she hoped President Trump would be assassinated, and she never expected the backlash she received.
We previously reported that Chappelle-Nadal had hope for the President’s murder in a now-deleted post, which drew strong condemnation from both sides of the aisle. However, despite the backlash, she refused to apologize for her inflammatory remarks even though Missouri’s lieutenant governor warned that she needed to either step down or be removed from office.
From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
The comment was removed but Chappelle-Nadal confirmed to the Post-Dispatch that she had written it in response to another commenter before deleting it.
Then on Thursday Chappelle-Nadal tweeted out a Holocaust threat to Jewish Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.
On Friday Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Parsons told Senator Chappelle-Nadal to step down or be removed from office.
What a nice woman…
Finally, after enormous pressure from all sides, Chappelle-Nadal issued an apology for her actions. However, just as the left condemned the President for his delay in condemning white supremacists after Charlottesville, her apology isn’t just too little, too late, it’s evident that the only reason she’s apologizing is because her job is at stake.
She obviously isn’t sorry for what she did.
From Fox News:
Amid calls for her resignation, a Democratic state senator in Missouri on Sunday said she made a mistake for posting on Facebook Thursday that she hopes President Donald Trump is assassinated.
State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal — who has said she isn’t resigning over the post — apologized at a press conference streamed live on the Facebook page of the Clayton Times, a St. Louis County newspaper.
“President Trump, I apologize to you and your family,” Chappelle-Nadal said at the Wellspring Church in Ferguson, Missouri. “I also apologize to all the people in Missouri. And I also apologize to my colleagues in the Missouri legislature for the mistake that I made.”
— Celeste Bott (@celestebott) August 20, 2017
Again, too little, too late. Her actions pretty much prove she’s unfit for office, so let’s hope Lt. Gov. Parsons follows through with his threat and removes her.