JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Senate leaders are looking into ousting Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal from office because of a Facebook comment she made about hoping President Donald Trump gets assassinated.
Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard and Majority Leader Mike Kehoe both said Friday that they want Chapelle-Nadal to resign but are researching the expulsion process if she doesn’t quit.
Earlier Friday, Gov. Eric Greitens and Lt. Gov. Mike Parson said senators should expel Chappelle-Nadal from office if she doesn’t leave voluntarily.
Chappelle-Nadal says she won’t resign. She says the Facebook comment, which she deleted, was inappropriate and stemmed from frustration with how Trump responded to a white supremacist rally in Virginia. Removing a lawmaker requires a two-thirds vote of the chamber.
The Senate isn’t schedule to be in session until Sept. 13.
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