Maria Chappelle-Nadal

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens won’t call a special session to coincide with next week’s veto session — a decision that may save state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal from expulsion.

The bipartisan appetite to oust the University City Democrat over an Aug. 17 Facebook comment, in which she wished for President Donald Trump’s assassination, must now come from state lawmakers themselves.

Warren Love

This story has been updated to reflect comments from Missouri's governor and lieutenant governor.

Another Missouri state lawmaker is being called on to resign after a post on social media, this one hoping harm against vandals of a Confederate monument.   

Mike Parson
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Lt. Gov. Mike Parson is prepared to implement a never-before used article of the Missouri Constitution forcing Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal out of office if she doesn’t resign by the September veto session.

Parson made the announcement during a press conference in Springfield Friday, a day after Chappelle-Nadal’s now-deleted Facebook comment hoping for the assassination of President Donald Trump.

Updated 2:20 p.m. Aug. 18 with lieutenant governor calling for expulsion — Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson said Friday the state Senate should expel Maria Chappelle-Nadal due to her Facebook comment in which she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.

Legislation Addressing Lethal Force by Police Filed

Dec 3, 2014
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Some Missouri lawmakers are filing bills for the next legislative session that would restrict when police officers can use lethal force. Michael Lindquist has more from the state Capitol.

St. Louis area Senators Jamilah Nasheed and Maria Chappelle-Nadal are two lawmakers that are trying to tighten the language in Missouri law dictating the use of lethal force by police officers. 

Nasheed says her bill makes current law more specific and defines when police would be authorized to use lethal force.