State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal: No Plans to Resign over Trump Post

Aug 17, 2017

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A Democratic state senator who posted on Facebook that she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated acknowledged she should not have posted the comment, but said she is frustrated and angry over the president's reaction to protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.

Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said she has no intention of resigning over a comment she posted and the deleted Thursday.

The president has been criticized for comments that said both sides were responsible for violence during the protests, which led to one death. She said Trump's actions make it easier for racists to continue their behavior and he is damaging the United States' status across the world.

She also said her constituents are concerned and traumatized by the president's apparent support of Nazis and KKK members involved in the protests.