State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, a Missouri Democrat who was censured and stripped of committee assignments, is at it again. The same lawmaker drew widespread condemnation for writing in a Facebook response “I hope Trump is assassinated.”
Now, she posted another message on Twitter Thursday comparing President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.
— MariaChappelleNadal (@MariaChappelleN) October 12, 2017
Chappelle-Nadal told The Associated Press (AP) that she posted the meme because she was upset by President Trump’s tweets early Thursday suggesting he cannot leave resources and assets in Puerto Rico forever in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The senator, who claimed her mother is from Puerto Rico, said she still has not heard from some of her other relatives on the island.
The meme is a parody of a widely-criticized Dove body wash ad, which was taken down after it sparked a firestorm and dubbed racist. It shows a black woman removing her brown shirt to reveal a white woman underneath in a light-colored shirt. Dove apologized for the ad.
Despite widespread, bipartisan calls for her to resign, she initially blamed President Trump for her prior post hoping for his assassination. Chappelle-Nadal, who played a key role in pushing the debunked “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” narrative in Ferguson that crumbled under forensic and eyewitness scrutiny, only offered an apology after repeated responses that were deeply disturbing to members of her own party.
“State Sen. Chappelle-Nadal’s comments are indefensible,” Stephen Webber, chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party said. “All sides need to agree that there is no room for suggestions of political violence in America — and the Missouri Democratic Party will absolutely not tolerate calls for the assassination of the president. I believe she should resign.”
Chappelle-Nadal represents the 14th District, which includes University City and Ferguson. She personally held rallies that were precursors for violence on the day a grand jury decided not to indict former Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown, including one across the street from the fire department.
A 12-person grand jury in Ferguson — which was comprised of 9 whites and 3 blacks — decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting. As a result of the decision, Ferguson was nearly burned to the ground during riots and law enforcement around the country was besieged by targeted attacks.
The grand jury decision was backed by a report by the Justice Department (DOJ) concluding the claims that born the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” mantra were completely false. In truth, Brown attacked the police officer and went for his firearm after committing a strong-arm robbery.
She once “wildly” accused Jeff Roorda of the St. Louis Police Officer Association of being a racist on CNN, a network that helped to push the hatred-breeding lie. The U.S. Secret Service field office in St. Louis is now investigating the University City Democrat.
Worth noting, a newly-obtained report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) finds it’s “very likely” the false narrative started by Black Identity Extremist (BIE) in Ferguson “spurred” an increase in cop killings. The report identifies Black Identity Extremist (BIE) as a new domestic terror threat.
Chappelle-Nadal and others have never apologized for pushing a lie that led to violence and riots.