NEW YORK, August 21. /TASS/. Member of the legislative Assembly of the U.S. state of Missouri on Sunday apologized for what was left on the social network Facebook comment, in which he expressed hope for a speedy assassination of U.S. President Donald trump. While Maria Chappell-Nadal stressed that he is not going to resign after a barrage of criticism in her address.
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“I made a mistake and I’m responsible for her,” said the politician, who served as a member of the Senate of the state of Missouri in 2010. “I never repeat a mistake like this in the future. I learned my lesson,” said Chappell-Nadal, speaking at a press conference in his state.
“President trump, I apologize to you and your family,” said the legislator. “But I’m not going to leave his post and will continue to fight for those things that I think are extremely important,” she said . In advance of its intention to make a statement, the politician has declared, having explained it to that in its address threats.
The 42-year-old Chappell-Nadal, representing the Democratic party, left a Facebook comment, in which, in particular, said: “I hope that trump will be assassinated”. Subsequently, the legislator deleted the message, but negative reactions from both Republicans and colleagues in her party were not long in coming.
The Governor of Missouri, leaders of Democrats and Republicans in the legislative Assembly of the state urged Chappell-Nadal to retire. She informed the politician explained that her comment was caused by the reaction of trump’s event in Charlottesville, where he clashed with the ultra-right and their opponents. The President said that the violence both sides are to blame.