Missouri state senator says she made a 'mistake' with Trump assassination comment

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During Monday morning's edition of the Fox News Channel's Fox & Friends, co-host Ainsley Earhardt moderated a debate between two guests over whether Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal should step down after the Democratic official posted an online message that "I hope Trump is assassinated!". Chappelle-Nadal - who has since deleted her Facebook post advocating the death of Trump and on Sunday apologized to Trump - said she made the statements because she was angry with Trump's response to the events in Charlottesville, Va. "Chappelle-Nadal should be ashamed of herself for adding her voice to this toxic environment", she wrote in a statement.

There have been numerous calls for her to resign, while the USA secret service also investigated the comments.

And Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens also called for her resignation, saying, "We can have differences in our country, but no one should encourage political violence". But Missouri's Republican governor and lieutenant governor have said senators should oust her from office if she doesn't resign. She said it was in response to the way she believed Trump himself responded to the protests in Charlottesville. Maria Chappelle-Nadal should step down and she should do it now.

Earlier in the day, Chappelle-Nadal was removed from all committee assignments by Senate Democratic Caucus leader Sen. It continues, "I do not make this request of you lightly, but you and I know it is the right course of action to take for the people of Missouri".

"She is no longer fit to serve our state", he said at a Capitol press conference Friday. "I'm reminded about that we are all human beings and none of us are flawless", she said at one point.

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She told the St. Louis Dispatch that she doesn't actually want the president to be harmed. She apologized publicly on Sunday. Gina Walsh. She was a member of eight committees: veterans and military affairs; public assistance; seniors, families and children; judiciary and civil and criminal jurisprudence; government accountability; education; health and pensions; and public employee retirement. Gov. Mike Parson both called on her to resign.

Republicans are not the only ones who have taken issue with her comments.

"No politician can be effective under those circumstances, which is why Chappelle-Nadal needs to exit gracefully", the editorial board wrote.

According to USA Today, the comment, that is now deleted, read "I hope Trump is assassinated".

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