JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – The Missouri state senator who wished on Facebook that President Donald Trump would get assassinated still faces possible expulsion proceedings next month.
Despite her public apologies, and phone calls to Missouri lawmakers seeking forgiveness, there’s no let up in plans to seek the ouster of State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal.
Democratic Senate leader Gina Walsh says she’s is getting lots of calls and emails urging her to ask Chappelle-Nadal to step down.
“I will not ask for her resignation at this time,” Walsh said. “Now, I don’t know where I will be if there is a resolution on the floor or a motion to expel her.”
KMOX first reported that Walsh had also been contacted by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s people, urging her to push for Chappelle-Nadal’s resignation.
But Walsh called back the next day to say she misunderstood the question, and had not been contacted by McCaskill’s team on the subject.
Walsh had originally been asked:
Q: “What are Senator McCaskill’s people telling you when they call you?”
A: “They urged me to ask for her resignation, but I represent the senator. All I can do is guide her as the leader of her caucus, guide her to do what’s best for her and for our caucus.”
The Lt. Governor and Republican leadership in the Senate say they are moving forward with plans to remove her in mid-September if she doesn’t quit first.