Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal had expressed hope that someone would assassinate the president on Facebook in August.
The Missouri State Senate censured Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, for her August Facebook post calling for President Trump’s assassination in a historic first for the legislative body on Wednesday.
According to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the vote to formally reprimand one their colleagues “was the first in Missouri Senate history.”
Most of the Senate voted to censure Chappelle-Nadal, with only a few Democrats dissenting:
The upper chamber voted overwhelmingly to censure the University City Democrat in what amounts to a formal reprimand. Majority Floor Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, said the censure was the first in Missouri Senate history.
“They understand that I have made a mistake,” Chappelle-Nadal said of her constituents, in response to an inquiry from Sen. Bill Eigel, R-Weldon Spring, who asked why she wouldn’t resign. “I have to continue working to build that trust and do the hard work of the district.”
The move to censure Chappelle-Nadal took about 15 minutes in a chamber that moves as slow as molasses some days.
Some Democrats opposed the move, saying that it was “about Republicans pandering to their base.”
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