You can’t keep track of leftist atrocities these days without a scorecard.
You might have thought a scurrilous statement by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi about the firing of President Trump’s Senior Adviser – “Steve Bannon’s firing is welcome news, but it doesn’t disguise where President Trump himself stands on white supremacists” – would be more than enough to evoke justifiable outrage on the right. But Ms. Pelosi was easily upstaged by an obscure, far-left state senator from Missouri.
Yes, Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal raised the leftist war on Trump to an entirely new level on Friday by proclaiming on Facebook during a back and forth posting that “I hope Trump is assassinated.”
It’s one thing to call President Trump a white supremacist (and fascist, Nazi, misogynist, xenophobe, etc.), but quite another to actually, publicly proclaim your hope that he is murdered. It’s also one thing for an unhinged psycho-actor like Johnny Depp to convey his hope of following in the footsteps of fellow actor John Wilkes Booth, and quite another for an actual elected official to call for the assassination of a president.
The comment by Sen. Chappelle-Nadal was swiftly deleted, but not before it went viral. While Missouri Democrats, including Sen. Claire McCaskill and Rep. William Lacy Clay, were quick to condemn the statement as they sought to minimize the political embarrassment, Ms. Chappelle-Nadal tried desperately to save her career by explaining it all away:
“I didn’t mean what I put up. Absolutely not. I was very frustrated. Things have got to change,” Chappelle-Nadal told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “It was in response to the concerns that I am hearing from residents of St. Louis. I have deleted it, and it should have been deleted, but there is something way more important that we should be talking about.”
She added later: “I am not resigning … What I said was wrong, but I am not going to stop talking about what led to that, which is the frustration and anger that many people across America are feeling right now.”
Allow me to translate her comments into plain English for you: I should have just said this in private, but since I could not stop myself from writing it on Facebook, I’ll act as if I didn’t really mean it, and that I’m just reflecting the will of the people who voted for me.
Forget “the resistance.” Even the official left knows no bounds these days. They have unchained themselves from any semblance of civilized behavior.
One can only wonder if the Democrats who’ve been worked into a froth by the likes of Ms. Chappelle-Nadal about the existential threat to America posed by President Trump are as outraged by this threat as the rest of America.