A Missouri state senator said in a now-deleted Facebook post that she hopes President Donald Trump is assassinated.
Maria Chappelle-Nadal acknowledged on Thursday that she wrote a post which read: “I hope Trump is assassinated!”
She made the comment in an exchange with a left-wing activist who claimed that his cousin is a Secret Service agent.
Chappelle-Nadal confirmed to a reporter with St. Louis TV station KMOX that she posted the comment.
“I put something up on my personal Facebook page and it has now been deleted,” she said.
Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, represents a district in a St. Louis suburb.
It is not clear exactly what prompted Chappelle-Nadal’s comment. But it was likely made in response to a discussion about the ongoing controversy over Trump’s comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend.
According to KMOX, U.S. Secret Service in St. Louis is looking into Chappelle-Nadal’s post.
State and national politicians called on Chappelle-Nadal to resign over the remarks, but she says she has no plans to do so.