Long overdue, the career of Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City) appears to be coming to a swift end after the idiot to end all elected idiots wrote an online post wishing for the death of the president.
“I hope Trump is assassinated!” exclaimed Chappelle-Nadal on Facebook Thursday morning, proving – not the first time – that she has no business in even the smallest capacity of political leadership. Her ridiculous post was removed within minutes, but you can’t just delete something that outrageous and hope to save your skin. By the end of the day, Chappelle-Nadal was being disavowed by prominent members of her own party, Republicans, and everyday Missourians who finally see this raging fool for the psychopath she is.
“I condemn it,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo). “It’s outrageous. And she should resign.”
Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo) echoed those sentiments. “Calling for the assassination of the President is a federal crime,” he said. “She is an embarrassment to our state. She should resign immediately.”
The Missouri Democratic Party chairman and the Missouri Senate Democratic Caucus leader also joined in the condemnation, knowing a toxic situation when they see one. The Republican governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens, also called on Chappelle-Nadal to head back home with her head hung in shame.
“We can have differences in our country, but no one should encourage political violence,” he said. “The senator should resign.”
As of Friday morning, the state senator was both apologetic and defiant, saying that while she shouldn’t have written the post, she didn’t think it was anything to resign over.
“I didn’t mean what I put up,” she said in an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Absolutely not. I was very frustrated. Things have got to change. 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.
“I am not resigning,” she continued. “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.”
Chappelle-Nadal is little more than a black radical extremist, even in the context of the Democratic Party. The fact that she was voted into office even once is an embarrassment for the entire state; the fact that she has enjoyed political success for more than a decade in Missouri is evidence that something is in the drinking water. And if the citizens of her district do not DEMAND that she step down in the wake of this outrage, then they should be ashamed of themselves.