After Intense Backlash, Dem Senator Finally Apologizes for Wishing for Trump's Assassination

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Despite GOP pressure, Democratic State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal is clear that she is not resigning because of a Facebook comment she posted saying she hoped that someone kills President Trump.

Chappelle-Nadal said she was reminded of the kindness that has been afforded her and many others who have made mistakes in their lives.

Chappelle-Nadal, who is black, said she made the comment because she frustrated with President Donald Trump's response to the recent white nationalist rally and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, for which Trump said "both sides" shared some blame.

"President Trump I apologize to you and your family", Chappelle-Nadal said during an afternoon press conference at the Wellspring Church in Ferguson, Mo.

Governor Eric Greitens and Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson, both Republicans, said on Friday that state senators should oust her. Lt. Governor Mike Parson has even said he can (and will) expel her from the Senate if she doesn't resign before September 15.

She also apologised to Missouri residents and her statehouse colleagues. I have learned my lesson.

"If she will not resign, the Senate can vote to remove her".

She asked media outlets to not publish the news conference's location ahead of time because she said she received death threats over the remarks, according to The Associated Press. On Sunday she declined to take questions from reporters but indicated her position had not changed.

Surrounded by supporters, Missouri Sen.

Her apology was also extended to her colleages in the state legislature.

A number of her detractors have sent her messages laced with racist epithets, including the N-word, calling her "nappy headed", "a cotton picker", and insisting she deserves to be raped, beaten or as one user put it, "run over by President Trump's Limo".

Chappelle-Nadal was a prominent voice during the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after the August 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. "But that's very different than doing things that are wrong".

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