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Trump Assassination Comments: Missouri Senator Investigated

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In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal speaks on the Senate floor in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

By    |   Friday, 18 August 2017 10:20 AM

Trump assassination comments made by Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal have led to calls for the senator's resignation and a Secret Service investigation.

Maria Chappelle-Nadal said in a Facebook comment that she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. The comment was later deleted but a KMOX radio host, Mark Reardon, captured a screenshot of the post and shared it to Twitter.

Chappelle-Nadal’s remark gained attention from the U.S Secret Service, which confirmed that it is "looking into the comments," BBC News reported.

The comment has drawn widespread criticism and has prompted calls for Chappelle-Nadal’s resignation.

Gov. Eric Greitens shared his views on Facebook, saying, "we can have differences in our country, but no one should encourage political violence. The Senator should resign."

Others condemning the comment and calling for her resignation include Democrats U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, Missouri Democratic Party Chair Stephen Webber, and state Auditor Nicole Galloway, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Chappelle-Nadal told the Post-Dispatch she did not mean what she wrote and that she was reacting out of frustration.

"It was in response to the concerns that I am hearing from residents of St. Louis," she said. "I have deleted it, and it should have been deleted, but there is something way more important that we should be talking about."

Chappelle-Nadal admitted that what she had said was wrong but added she would not resign.

"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."

The Missouri state senator was referring to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

CNN quoted Trump as saying "I think there is blame on both sides."

He went on to state "you had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent."

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