During the current heated debate on race relations in the United States, tempers have flared on both sides. However, at some point people cross a line that is truly unacceptable, and these people need to suffer consequences for it.
One such case is clearly that of Democratic Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who unthinkably wrote on her Facebook page for her constituents and all the wider world to see, “I hope Trump is assassinated!”
Now Chappelle-Nadal has refused to resign, despite calls from fellow lawmakers to do so. Even Missouri’s Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill weighed in, saying about the state senator’s remarks, “I condemn it. It’s outrageous. And she should resign.”
Stated Missouri’s Governor Eric Greitens, “Senator Chappelle-Nadal said she hopes the President is killed. Republicans and Democrats have called on her to resign. The senator’s response, ‘Hell no.’ Last night, in an interview, she refused to apologize—twice. If she will not resign, the Senate can vote to remove her. I believe they should.”
Later, under duress, Chappelle-Nadal said to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “I didn’t mean what I put up. Absolutely not. I was very frustrated.” She added, “Things have got to change. I am not resigning . . . 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.” Do you think the Missouri Senate should expel her?