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    Missouri lawmaker who said she hopes Trump gets assassinated is censured

    Missouri lawmaker who said she hopes Trump gets assassinated is censured

    Published September 13, 2017
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    The Missouri Senate voted to censure lawmaker Maria Chappelle-Nadal on Wednesday for a comment she made on Facebook in August hoping for President Trump's assassination. (AP)

    The Missouri Senate voted to officially censure one of their lawmakers on Wednesday for a comment she made in August on Facebook hoping for President Trump’s assassination.

    After the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va. last month, lawmaker Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted on her personal Facebook page, “I hope Trump is assassinated!”

    She later deleted the post, but not before a screenshot was posted to Twitter, causing both Republicans and Democrats in Missouri to call for her resignation.

    Instead of ousting her, like some Republicans wanted, the Missouri Senate instead voted to publicly censure her. In Wednesday's resolution, they again called for her to resign and warned that she could still be kicked out later.

    She soon apologized for the comment, saying it was made in frustration over Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, but refused to resign.

    Chappelle-Nadal told KMOV in August, “I posted something on my personal Facebook and I should not have done that, and for that I am sorry for that. But I am not going to shy away from what caused that anger at all, I’m not going to shy away from that.”

    Chappelle-Nadal had previously been removed from her committee assignments.

    The Missouri House took a different course of action on Wednesday against one of their Republican members. Instead of censure, they referred a complaint against Rep. Warren Love to an ethics panel.

    In August, Love shared an article on Facebook about a vandalized Confederate statue with the added comment, “This is totally against the law. I hope they are found & hung from a tall tree with a long rope. National Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, MO.”

    This post was also taken down but still led his colleagues to call for his resignation.

    “It was a harsh statement, I shouldn’t have said that,” Love said in August.

    He claimed he was using old cowboy jargon but Democrats argued that his words evoked images of lynchings of black residents.

    Love remains on committees, though House Speaker Todd Richardson said Wednesday that he still could be removed pending the outcome of a bipartisan House Ethics Committee review.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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    This is probably why our country has always avoided a "conversation on race". It's like the ole saying about never discussing religion or politics at dinner time, it always turns into a free for all, disrupts your digestion and ruins the dinner someone worked so hard to prepare and serve you.
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    Actually, I think we need to quit talking about race and begin talking about very bad/criminal behavior.

    When you put race in any situation, that gives leeway to try to steer the conversation in another direction.

    Let's keep it on point. If a person does something bad, wrong or criminal - deal with the act - period.

    This woman made a very bad statement. It has nothing to do with her race/ethnicity - although she is being allowed to hide behind that.

    If we are going to have equality in this country, then the laws and rules of society will have to be applied equally.
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