Missouri Senator Investigated By Secret Service For Posting 'I Hope Trump Is Assassinated' On Facebook

Missouri Senator Investigated By Secret Service For Posting 'I Hope Trump Is Assassinated' On Facebook

Maria Chappelle-Nadal has also been called to resign by other politicians.

Published August 18, 2017

A Democratic State Senator in Missouri is under investigation by Secret Service and has been called to resign after posting on Facebook that she hopes Donald Trump is assassinated.

Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a state Senator for Ferguson, made the comment on Thursday after Trump blamed “both sides” for the violence which occurred during the Charlottesville white supremacist rally.

“I put up a statement saying, ‘I really hate Trump. He’s causing trauma and nightmares.’ That was my original post,” she told the Kansas City Star. As the post received many comments, she responded to one with, “I hope Trump is assassinated!”

  1. Soon after she made the post, Chappelle-Nadal deleted the comment and explained her words were not meant to cause harm.

    “I didn’t mean what I put up. Absolutely not,” Chappelle-Nadal told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “It was in response to the concerns that I am hearing from residents of St. Louis.”

    “There are people who are afraid of white supremacists,” she added. “There are people who are having nightmares. There are people who are afraid of going out in the streets. It’s worse than even Ferguson.”

  2. Although the lawmaker removed the comment, the Senate Democratic Caucus Leader released a statement condemning her words

    The Secret Service said it is “looking into the comments.” They also said that all threats made against the president, vice president, or any protected individuals are treated as threats whether they are serious or made on a personal platform, reported the Washington Post.  

  3. Chappelle-Nadal also received many calls to resign

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Jeff Roberson/AP/REX/Shutterstock)

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