MISSOURI – The Trump Hater is getting the boot. Saying “sorry” has been inadequate for the Missouri lawmaker who called for President Trump’s assassination.
Trump Hater Stripped of Committee Assignements
Missouri Senate leaders announced Tuesday that Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal has been stripped of her committee assignments, reported Fox News. This comes just two days after she tried to appease the controversy with a public apology.
“The message that that has been sent to me by our God is that I’m here to serve as a teacher, as a translator but most of all as a servant,” Chappelle-Nadal said. “I am a servant of God and I am a servant of the people that I represent. And I failed them both recently.”
“I made a mistake. And I’m owning up to it,” she added. “And I’m not ever going to make a mistake like that again. I have learned my lesson. My judge and my jury is my Lord Jesus Christ.”
Consequences for Actions
There is no argument that God is ultimately her judge, but there are consequences for actions here and now. And while she appears to bank on her religiosity, absent from the apology was her desire to see Trump assassinated.
Republican Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard and Minority Leader Gina Walsh both rescinded the lawmaker’s nine committee assignments, with Richard saying in a brief statement: “I support the decision of Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh to remove Sen. Chappelle-Nadal from all of her Senate committees. I am also removing her from all appointments under my authority.”
The move reflects the erosion of support Chappelle-Nadal has seen ever since she posted on Facebook last week: “I hope Trump is assassinated!”
Chappelle-Nadal later deleted the statement. Finally, she apologized at a press conference streamed live Sunday on the Facebook page of the Clayton Times, a St. Louis County newspaper.
“President Trump, I apologize to you and your family,” Chappelle-Nadal said at the Wellspring Church in Ferguson, Mo. “I also apologize to all the people in Missouri. And I also apologize to my colleagues in the Missouri legislature for the mistake that I made.”
She added, “I made a mistake. And I’m owning up to it.”
Apology Void of Recanting Statement
Again, what is she apologizing for? Since her inner thoughts became known and have caused her trouble, she is now back peddling. Yet she has not recanted her desire to see Trump snuffed out.
Moreover, Missouri’s Republican governor and lieutenant governor already had said senators should oust her from office if she doesn’t resign.
Expulsion from office would require a two-thirds vote.
So what exactly is Chappelle-Nadal sorry about? The fact that her comments were not well received, or that she wishes no harm upon the president? It’s unclear since she hasn’t specified. Therefore, it leads people to wonder if the apology is contrived or authentic.
What do you think?
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