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The Missouri Senate Censured A Colleague Over Her Comments About Trump

The Missouri Senate voted Wednesday to censure Maria Chappelle-Nadal over her controversial comment, which she posted on Facebook last month.

The Missouri Senate Censured A Colleague Over Her Comments About Trump
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The Missouri state lawmaker who said she hoped President Trump would be assassinated was formally reprimanded by her colleagues.

The Missouri Senate voted Wednesday to censure Maria Chappelle-Nadal over the controversial comment, which she posted on Facebook last month.

The censure resolution is a formal expression of the Senate's disappointment in Chappelle-Nadal's conduct. 

She gets to keep her seat for now, but lawmakers can always circle back to the issue and expel her.

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Chappelle-Nadal eventually deleted the offending post and apologized.

"I made a mistake, and I'm owning up to it," Chappelle-Nadal said during a press conference.

But despite numerous calls for her resignation, Chappelle-Nadal says she doesn't plan to step down.