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Missouri senator who urged Trump assassination...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:28 pm
by Rvaughn
Missouri's top Democrats call for senator to resign for 'I hope Trump is assassinated' post
With five written words Thursday morning [Aug 17], one of Missouri’s most controversial state lawmakers spawned a U.S. Secret Service investigation, potentially endangered her own political career — and flung St. Louis squarely into the middle of America’s raging racial-political debate in the wake of the unrest in Charlottesville, Va.

Re: Missouri senator who urged Trump assassination...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:05 pm
by KeithE
The fact that she quickly deleted her post and gave an apology, makes me in favor of giving her a break.

From Wikipedia:
On August 17, 2017, in response to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Chappelle-Nadal replied to a comment on one of her Facebook posts, writing "I hope Trump is assassinated!" She then deleted the comment, though it quickly spread online. The U.S. Secret Service is investigating her comment.[20] Chappelle-Nadal later told KMOV, "No, I don't want to see anyone assassinated, but he should not be president, he should be impeached."[21] She later issued a formal apology for her comments.[22]

Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, Congressman Lacy Clay, and Missouri Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh were among the state and national Democrats calling for her resignation.[23][21][24] The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has called for her resignation.[25] In response to Chappelle-Nadal's social media post State Representative Joshua Peters sent a letter to the chairman of the Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee, requesting that a special committee consider Chappelle-Nadal's "censure or removal" from office.[26] Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Parson's office said he would call for Chappelle-Nadal’s expulsion from office under Article III, Section 18 of the Missouri Constitution, which allows the Missouri Senate to expel a member with a two-thirds vote.[27] On August 22, Senate Democratic Caucus Leader, Senator Gina Walsh, removed Chappelle-Nadal from all Senate committee assignments due her comments.[28][29][30]

Re: Missouri senator who urged Trump assassination...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:09 pm
by John Sneed
If this had been written about Obama, while he was in office, people would have burnt cities down. The state senator should go.

John Sneed

Re: Missouri senator who urged Trump assassination...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:23 pm
by KeithE
John Sneed wrote:If this had been written about Obama, while he was in office, people would have burnt cities down. The state senator should go.

John Sneed

There were at least 15 assassination threats vs Obama.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assassination_threats_against_Barack_Obama

Yet no burnt cities (except for Ferguson and that was for another reason).

I don't think if one of those threats had been by an obscure state congresswomen, there would be any more impetus to burn cities.

Re: Missouri senator who urged Trump assassination...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:36 pm
by Jim
John Sneed wrote:If this had been written about Obama, while he was in office, people would have burnt cities down. The state senator should go.

John Sneed


If anyone said that about the Big O now, AntiFa would gather in Baltimore, where the mayor said folks needed their space to burn down other people's buildings, and blow away half the city whilst shooting at the cops. Ah...to think that idiots can be elected to office just like those with half-sense (quite a few of them, too).

Re: Missouri senator who urged Trump assassination...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:20 pm
by Sandy
John Sneed wrote:If this had been written about Obama, while he was in office, people would have burnt cities down. The state senator should go.

John Sneed


It was. Along with the "imprecatory prayer" of Baptist pastor Wiley Drake.

Then there was Ted Nugent
https://thinkprogress.org/trump-hosts-t ... da4b94c51/

And Steve Bannon
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/201 ... h-threats/

And Donald Trump's Butler
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/13/us/p ... igate.html

https://blackamericaweb.com/2017/03/10/ ... or-office/

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2 ... fan-flames

There was no burning of cities down when all of this happened, and yes, I got the clearly racist intention of your comment.

Re: Missouri senator who urged Trump assassination...

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:11 pm
by Rvaughn
KeithE wrote:The fact that she quickly deleted her post and gave an apology, makes me in favor of giving her a break.
Quick deletion of itself may be no more than an "OH NO" moment (aka hoping you don't get caught after doing something bad). An apology is good if it is sincere. All threats and/or death wishes for all presidents should be fully investigated. Afterwards, some of them need to be dropped and some need to be prosecuted, according to the circumstances. I don't know anything else about this one. Though this is about 2 or 3 weeks back, this is the first I've heard of it.