by Vince Brennan

Missouri Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal called her Facebook post that said “I hope Trump is assassinated!” a mistake on Sunday as she apologized for the post at a Ferguson, Mo., church, according to the Associated Press.

Chappelle-Nadal made the post on Thursday and quickly deleted it, but not before it made waves on social media. In response, several Republican and Democratic lawmakers called for her resignation, including Republicans Gov. Eric Greitens and Lt. Gov. Mike Parson.

During the 3-minute press conference, Chappelle-Nadal did not take questions from reporters, and did not indicate any sort of resignation.

“I made a mistake, and I’m owning up to it. And I’m not ever going to make a mistake like that again. I have learned my lesson. My judge and my jury is my Lord, Jesus Christ,” she said. “President Trump, I apologize to you and your family.”

Chappelle-Nadal, a black Democrat who lives in University City, Mo., was previously questioned by the U.S. Secret Service as it investigated her post.

Because of several death threats that she received, Chappelle-Nadal asked news outlets not to publish the location of the press conference.


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