Maria Chappelle-Nadal is a Missouri State Senator (D-14th District). She is also not opposed to letting profanity fly from her fingers when she disagrees with the way things are being handled.
How does anyone see fit to elect these people?
I live in Missouri and I don’t necessarily agree with everything Nixon is saying or doing either. But how can a State Senator even think about representing herself, and her district, in this manner? Keep in mind that Jay Nixon is a fellow democrat. To that point Bizpacreview made a very adept observation:
It’s difficult to have a discussion with dialogue like that, and we can only imagine Chappelle-Nadal’s response if Nixon was a Republican.
I can not blame Chappelle-Nadal for being angry. It was reported on Wednesday that she was victimized by police tear gas during a peaceful protest:
Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal confronted Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson during a press conference Wednesday, asking why she was tear-gassed during a nonviolent protest.
Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, said she had been tear-gassed while peacefully protesting the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teenager shot to death by a police officer on Saturday.
“I just wanted to know if I was going to be gassed again, like I was on Monday night,” Chappelle-Nadal asked. “We couldn’t get out, and we were peacefully sitting. I Just wanted to know if I’m going to be gassed again?”
“I hope not,” Jackson replied.
Most people would be angry under similar circumstances.
However, being an elected servant does not require that we remain silent, but it does require a certain amount of class. A thesaurus might contain many synonyms for F-ornicating U-nder C-onsent of the K-ing. The Senator should keep one handy.
Chappelle-Nadal’s remarks are like a microcosm of the entire problem in Ferguson.
There is a bad situation that needs to be addressed for sure. Justice needs to be served AFTER the investigation is complete. But we do need that investigation.
If this Senator’s name rings a bell with you, it is likely because she pushed a bill some time ago that would have required Missouri parents disclose their firearms to local schools.