Secret Service investigating posts by Missouri state lawmaker

'I hope Trump is assassinated,' Missouri lawmaker writes — and quickly regrets

She said she made the incendiary post in relation to events in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, which saw a demonstration involving white supremacists marred by violence and President Trump condemned for his response.

"Someone wrote a statement on my Facebook and I responded with something that shouldn't have been put up there", Chappelle-Nadal said. "He's causing trauma and nightmares.' That was my original post", Democratic state Sen.

In a now-deleted Facebook comment, Chappelle-Nadal said that she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.

In response to the events in Charlottesville, Trump condemned the white supremacists, but insisted repeatedly that "both sides" shared blame in the violence that led up to the vehicle ramming.

"Out of my anger and frustration, I put up a post that I should not have put up", Chappelle-Nadal said. The Democrat preceded it by writing that she'd likely get a visit from the Secret Service, and the Kansas City Star reports that the agency is indeed investigating.

She said constituents in her predominantly black district are concerned and traumatized by the president's apparent support of Nazis and KKK members involved in the protests.

Despite the condemnations, Chappelle-Nadal said she has no plans to step down. The Senator was investigated by Secret Service all day for her comments, so she was only partially aware of just how bad and violent the responses have been on her timeline. "I believe this calls for ... extraordinary action and we need, as the state of Missouri, to set an example for the other states of this country to make sure we're not going to allow those things to happen". She quickly deleted the post.

The U.S. Secret Service confirmed that they are "looking into" Chappelle-Nadal's comment.

But now - on top of campaigning off of the inappropriate comment - she's defying calls to step down from her fellow Democrats and even Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican.

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.

"I condemn it", U.S. Sen. "Maria Chappelle-Nadal's terrible comments". What I can say is that her remarks are inexcusable and do not fit with the values of the State of Missouri.

Parson isn't the only one wanting to see Chappelle-Nadal gone from her seat in the Senate after that Facebook wish she offered to her followers.

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