Missouri Lt. Governor Calls For Special Session To Expel Anti-Police Senator Chappelle-Nadal
Past Time To Remove Maria Chappelle-Nadal
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Lieutenant Governor Michael L. Parson has called for a special session of the Missouri Senate to expel Democratic Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, after her August 10 social media comment calling for the assassination of President Trump, and her refusal to step down.
On Tuesday, August 22, Republican and Democratic leaders rescinded the Senator’s nine committee appointments, according to KMOV. Both moves resulted from a Facebook comment by Senator Chappelle-Nadal, which said “I hope Trump is assassinated.”
Lieutenant Governor Parson said, “The recent inflammatory comments made by Senator Chappelle-Nadal are unacceptable and unbefitting conduct of a Missouri State Senator. Condemnation for these remarks was swift and bipartisan.
“Governor Greitens, Senator McCaskill, Congressman Clay, Congressman Cleaver, and numerous others – including myself – have called for Senator Chappelle-Nadal to resign, but she has thus far refused. I would like to thank Minority Leader Gina Walsh for her swift action to condemn the Senator’s remarks and remove her from committee assignments.”
Senator Chappelle-Nadal either thinks that deleting her comment and apologizing is enough after supporting the assassination of America’s president.
She has steadfastly refused all calls to resign, but admits the comment was “inappropriate.” She blamed President Trump for what she said, when she said the comment “stemmed from frustration with how Trump responded to a white supremacist rally in Virginia.”
The special session is in conjunction with a veto session, and requires a two-thirds vote. The Missouri Senate has not sought to oust a member since 1945.
Lieutenant Governor Parson said “I am calling on the Missouri Senate to go into special session in conjunction with Veto Session, with the purpose of expelling Senator Chappelle-Nadal from the body under the authority vested to the Senate under Article III, Section 18 of the Missouri Constitution,” according to the Saint-Louis Business Journal.
This isn’t the first time that Rep. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has said something mind-numbingly stupid. In May, she was telling people that police were assassinating Ferguson protesters.
In May, Ferguson protester Edward Crawford fatally shot himself while in a car next to his friends.
The women in the car with him told police that Crawford was talking about how upset he was over “personal matters.” They heard him rummaging for something in the back seat and then he shot himself in the head.
Crawford’s father, told the Post-Dispatch that he believes that the shooting was accidental and that Crawford did not appear suicidal.
Following the announcement of the self-inflicted gunshot wound, Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal took to Twitter to let people know that “Ferguson’s hero” was “shot to death,” making no mention that the shooting was self-inflicted.
In a follow-up tweet she said, “Thank you. It is now not coincidental. There is a murderer targeting activists from #Ferguson. #WeAreNotInvisible #Resist.” She then started re-tweeting conspiracy theories about police hit squads targeting protesters.
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