(JEFFERSON CITY) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson is calling for the immediate resignation of Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal after posting on social media her hope for the assassination of the President of the United States.

“It is a total disgrace for the Senator to call for the assassination of the President or any elected official. I believe she should immediately resign from her position, as this is conduct not befitting of a State Senator or a Missourian,” said Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson. “I will not sit idly by and let this kind of behavior transpire in our state, especially from members of our government. As a veteran of the armed forces, I was personally offended that a person elected to represent Missourians would call for the assassination of our Commander-in-Chief,” Lieutenant Governor Parson said.