Once again, a social justice warrior has expressed a hope for a more peaceful, loving and harmonious world — and the belief that such a world could be brought about killing a Republican.Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat Missouri state senator, expressed this anger on her Facebook page, saying she wished President Trump would be murdered.
Although the post is now deleted, a picture of it can be seen here:
As reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the lawmaker claims she didn’t mean to wish for the president’s death — she says she posted the tweet out of frustration over the president’s remarks on Charlottesville (in which he ironically equated white supremacists with the violent Left):
“I didn’t mean what I put up. Absolutely not. I was very frustrated. Things have got to change,” Chappelle-Nadal told the Post-Dispatch. “It was in response to the concerns that I’m hearing from residents of St. Louis. I have deleted it, and it should have been deleted, but there is something way more important that we should be talking about.”However, even her fellow Democrats find her excuse lacking, and they’re asking her to quit.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, said, “I condemn it. It’s outrageous. And she should resign.”
Others, such as fellow Democrat Representative William Lacy Clay and Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber, joined in the chorus asking her to leave.Perhaps these calls for Chappelle-Nadal to step down are motivated by genuine outrage. Still, one wonders if her party-mates are also spurred to action by the realization that it has only been two months since another progressive, James Hodgkinson, attempted to make the world a better place by opening fire on a group of Republican congressman practicing for a charity baseball game.
Nonetheless, as is evident from her Twitter feed, Chappelle-Nadal is resisting calls for her resignation because … well …. she’s a black woman who, according to her, gets called the N-word “every day in Missouri” and, you know, Trump is just so gosh-dang racist!
I am not resigning. When POC are respected by this WH & they are willing to do real work, I'll sit down with them. People are traumatized! https://t.co/rmsL4pQSTg— MariaChappelleNadal (@MariaChappelleN) August 18, 2017
She may not have a choice.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports:
In addition to party-wide condemnation of Chappelle-Nadal’s post, state Rep. Joshua Peters, D-St. Louis, issued a formal request Thursday to the Missouri Senate committee that deals with member ethics asking for Chappelle-Nadal’s removal from office, calling her “an embarrassment nationally for the Missouri General Assembly.”
Indeed, Chappelle-Nadal is “an embarrassment nationally” to decent people in Missouri and elsewhere.