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Missouri lawmaker censured over Trump assassination post

Posted September 14

— Missouri state senators have voted to formally discipline a colleague who posted on social media that she hoped for President Donald Trump's assassination.

Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal removed the comment from her Facebook page the same day she posted it last month and apologized. She has said the remark was made in frustration over Trump's response to a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia.

The comment was met with bipartisan calls for her to resign, but she hasn't stepped down.

On Wednesday, the Republican-dominated Senate voted to publicly censure her.

Meanwhile, in the Missouri House, lawmakers opened an ethics review of GOP Rep. Warren Love's post calling for a Confederate monument vandal to be hanged.

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