As previously reported, a Democratic Missouri state senator from University City posted, then quickly deleted, a comment on Facebook saying she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.
Maria Chappelle-Nadal acknowledged on Thursday that she wrote a post which read: “I hope Trump is assassinated!”
The U.S. Secret Service confirmed that they are now investigating a Facebook post from Sen. Chappelle-Nadal.
The U.S. Secret Service’s St. Louis field office “is looking into this,” the office confirmed, according to STL Today.
Kristina Schmidt, the special agent in charge, told the Post-Dispatch that “hypothetically” in such investigations, agents try to “determine intent, to determine if there was a violation of federal law. If there is, then we refer it to the U.S. Attorney.”
“Our primary goal is to determine if there are intent and meaning behind it,” Schmidt said.
According to a screenshot of the now-deleted conversation obtained by the Post-Dispatch, another commenter named Christopher Gagne’ was writing about a cousin of his who he said was on Trump’s Secret Service detail.
“But, what I posted earlier, I truly believe will happen, sooner … not later,” he wrote.
In a subsequent interview with the Post-Dispatch, Gagne’ said that wasn’t a reference to the assassination, but to his earlier-stated belief that Vice President Mike Pence will use the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to have Trump removed from office.
“Damn,” Gagne’ then wrote, “now I’ll probably get a visit from the secret service smdh.”
Chappelle-Nadal’s comment, referring to President Donald Trump, has since been removed. But Chappelle-Nadal confirmed to the Post-Dispatch that she had written it in response to another commenter before deleting it.
“I didn’t mean what I put up. Absolutely not. I was very frustrated,” Chappelle-Nadal told the newspaper. “Things have got to change.”
Shame on you Senator! Shame!
What makes you think those are not words of hate? You preach against hate of black people and say Black Lives Matter and you not only have to hate in your heart but are now displaying it publicly?!
You, Senator, should step down IMMEDIATELY. All of us who support the growth of anti-racism in America need you to leave your public post.
The people of your kind, of all color who spew your anti-racism rhetoric yet walk around with hatred and judgement, essentially discriminating against and displaying racism for the racists need to recognize the error of your ways and the damage you are doing. You are a huge factor in the reason why America can not move forward. You scream and fight against racism while living as a racist against racists.
Your behavior and those who behave as you are stopping progress. You are instigating the hate which is fueling the violence in our nation.
BE GONE SISTER! WE HAVE SEEN ENOUGH OF YOUR HYPOCRISY!
You need to leave the public life and take a good hard look within. Return when you learn the true meaning of kindness and respect for ALL people.
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