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 Trump 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.”