Missouri governor calls for state senator's resignation over Trump assassination post

Missouri governor calls for state senator's resignation over Trump assassination post
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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is calling on the state senate to vote out a Democratic lawmaker after she said she hopes President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism MORE is assassinated – that is unless she resigns first.

"Senator Chappelle-Nadal said she hopes the President is killed. Republicans and Democrats have called on her to resign," Greitens, a Republican, wrote on Twitter Friday. "Her response: 'Hell no.' Last night, in an interview, she refused to apologize – twice."

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"If she will not resign, the Senate can vote to remove her. I believe they should," he added.

State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D) has come under mounting pressure to step down after she wrote on Facebook that she hopes Trump is assassinated. 
 
She later told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she doesn't actually want the president to be harmed, but that she made the statement out of frustration.
 
“I didn’t mean what I put up. Absolutely not,” Chappelle-Nadal said. “It was in response to the concerns that I am hearing from residents of St. Louis.”