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Chapelle-Nadal: Effort to oust me from Mo. Senate is 'a little bit extreme'

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted a Facebook comment hoping for President Donald Trump's assassination could face an effort to remove her from office.

Democratic State Representative Joshua Peters has formally asked the Senate to investigate and censure and remove Chappelle Nadal from office.

"In the General Assembly we're not going to tolerate nonsense such as this," Peters told News 4.

Gov. Eric Greitens and Lt. Gov. Mike Parson on Friday both said senators should oust Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal from office.

Numerous top Democratic and Republican officials in Missouri have called upon Chappelle-Nadal to resign because of the Facebook comment that she later deleted. But the Democratic senator from the St. Louis area has said she won't step down.

State Senator Chappelle Nadal told News 4 on Friday she will not resign and she is reaching out to some fellow senators and doesn't believe she will be ousted.

"I think it's a little bit extreme," Chappelle Nadal says.

The Missouri Constitution says a lawmaker can be expelled upon a two-thirds vote of the elected members of a chamber.

The Legislature is not currently in session, but it is scheduled to convene in mid-September to consider veto overrides.

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