KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is calling for the resignation of a Missouri legislator who posted on Facebook that she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.
Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal says she posted and later deleted the comment Thursday out of frustration over Trump’s reaction to the white supremacist rally and violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Greitens is among the Republicans and Democrats in Missouri calling for Chappelle-Nadal to step down. Those calling for her resignation include Democratic leaders in the Legislature, the chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party and a Missouri congressman. U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill also says Chappelle-Nadal should step down.
Chappelle-Nadal told The Associated Press she won’t resign. She says she should not have posted the comment on her personal Facebook page, but she says she was expressing her right to free speech.