What happens when you don’t terminate a Missouri lawmaker, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, for posting on social media, “I hope Trump is assassinated”?
You give her another opportunity to disrespect the President. That’s what happens.
You may recall in August, Chappelle-Nadal, a Democratic Missouri State Senator, initially admitted to posting the comment but then essentially blamed her actions on President Trump when she reportedly told a local reporter that she was frustrated with the “trauma and despair” the president was causing, in reference to the incident in Charlottesville, Va.
Many, including other Democrats were quick to call for her resignation.
Both Sen. Claire McCaskill and the chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party called on her to resign.
Chappelle-Nadal delivered a public statement about three days after her “assassination” remark in which she said:
“President Trump, I apologize to you and your family. I also apologize to all of the people in Missouri. I also apologize to my colleagues in the Missouri legislature for the mistake that I made. I will continue to fight for issues that are really, really important to me.”
Lt. Gov. Mike Parson at the time said he could and would expel her from the Missouri legislature if she didn’t resign. He gave her until September 15, 2017.
Instead of being expelled, Chappelle-Nadal received a “written reprimand.”
So much for the power of a “written reprimand!”
Chappalle-Nadal now appears to be back to her usual “outspokenness” on social media.
On October 10, in somewhat of a cryptic message, Chappelle-Nadal posted on Twitter:
“First comes the Uprising. Next is the Revolution. Know your history.”
First comes the Uprising.
Next is the Revolution.
Know your history.
— MariaChappelleNadal (@MariaChappelleN) October 11, 2017
However, on Thursday, her message was clear.
Borrowing from the recent controversial Dove soap commercial in which an African-American woman lifts her shirt over her head and becomes a Caucasian woman, Chappelle-Nadal used the same format to insult Trump.
Chappelle-Nadal’s tweet showed a picture of Trump lifting his shirt up over his head and becoming Adolf Hitler.
— MariaChappelleNadal (@MariaChappelleN) October 12, 2017
Many on Twitter were immediately appalled by the state lawmaker’s lack of respect for a sitting President:
“Obviously you didn’t learn from your other inappropriate comments about the President.”
Obviously you didn't learn from your other inappropriate comments about the President.
— Bryan R.. (@youthpastorbry) October 12, 2017
Another tweet showed Donald Trump from his “Apprentice” days saying “You’re fired!”
— KyleStillOwesMe (@LogWadd) October 12, 2017
Another tweet read:
“This is disgusting as are you. The can of worms u have opened, disrespecting a sitting Pres, will come back to haunt u and the Dem party.”
This is disgusting as are you. The can of worms u have opened, disrespecting a sitting Pres, will come back to haunt u and the Dem party
— DPD32163🇺🇸🍎 (@Diana32163) October 12, 2017
Well, Lt. Gov. Parson, will you expel her from the Missouri Legislature this time or allow her to once again fake an apology and receive another written reprimand?
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