The Missouri Democratic Party called for the resignation of the state senator who said she hoped President Trump is assassinated.
"State Senator [Maria] Chappelle-Nadal's comments are indefensible," Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Stephen Webber wrote in a statement on Sunday. "All sides need to agree that there is no room for suggestions of political violence in America – and the Missouri Democratic Party will absolutely not tolerate calls for the assassination of the President."
"I believe she should resign," Webber added.
Earlier, in a now-deleted comment in a thread on her private Facebook page, Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, said she wished Trump would be killed to put an end to his presidency.
Chappelle-Nadal told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch she wrote the remark in response to her and another commenter's pent-up frustration with Trump's handling of the Charlottesville, Va., violence.
Despite calls from U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo.; and other high-profile Missouri Democrats for Chappelle-Nadal to step down, she has insisted that she will continue to serve the remainder of her term.